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Principal Rogers’ Updates

Welcome Rogers-Herr family and friends! We appreciate you taking the time to visit our website. Please mark your calendars and note the following upcoming events and reminders.

Midyear Testing This Week

This week, our students take the required DPS mid-year assessment in reading, math, and 8th grade science. We will use the results of these tests to identify student strengths and areas of focus so our teachers may address them. Parents, please talk with your child about how they are doing in school and set goals for improvement for this and next quarter. Discuss what your child plans do differently in order to accomplish their goals and revisit them weekly. Working together we can maximize growth and achievement for all of our students.

Eat at City BBQ, 1/19

Take your family to City BBQ, 208 Hwy 54W on Thu, Jan 19, present this flyer when you pay, and not 25% of what you spend will be donated to RHMS!

Basketball Games, 1/19

Come support our basketball teams as we play Githens Middle at home on Thu, Jan 19, at 4pm.

Science Olympiad Mtgs, 1/19,26

Our Science Olympiad Team will meet on Thu, Jan 19, & 26.

Report Cards, 1/20

Second quarter report cards will be sent home this Fri, Jan 20. Please discuss the report card with your child and create a plan for continuous improvement and growth. If you haven't already, please download the PowerSchool app to your smartphone to be alerted any time your child’s grades are updated.

PBIS Celebration, 1/23

On Mon, Jan 23, students will participate in a Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS) Kickoff Celebration with Microsoft Store staff in the auditorium, plus a Pep Rally in the auditorium at the end of the day. Please encourage your child to wear their favorite Ram attire!

Talent Show, 1/27

Our GEMS (Girls Enthusiastically Motivated to Succeed) will host our 2nd Annual Talent Show on Fri, Jan 27. If you'd like to perform, please come to the audition on Thu, Jan 19, 2:30-4:30pm, in the auditorium. Make sure you have everything you'll need with you (music, monologues, choreography, costumes, props, etc.) in order to audition. Permission slips are available in the front office. Contact Ms. Logan with any questions you may have.

Apply to a School Lottery by 1/31

Last month, our 8th graders met with their counselor, Ms. Logan or Ms. Chaney, to discuss high school options. Students received information about our magnet high schools, the CTE Pathways at each school, and tours. Applications for DPS magnet schools or CTE Pathways will be available on the DPS website from Mon, Jan 9 - Tue, Jan 31. Record Request Forms are available in our front office. Please encourage your child to complete these forms as soon as possible to ensure that they receive their records in time. All Record Request Forms are due to Ms. Richmond by Wed, Jan 25.

Geography Bee Winners

Our Social Studies Department would like to congratulate our Geography Bee finalists. 8th grader Nathan Archer took 3rd place while 8th grader Andre Degele and 6th grader Monseratt Elizade Martines fought for eight rounds before Andrew became our winner! Andrew will advance to the Regional Geography Bee in Charlotte this April. We wish Andrew the very best!

History Bee Winners

Our Social Studies Department would like to congratulate our History Bee finalists. In third place is 8th grader Nia Travis. In second place is 7th grader Vincent Anthony. Our first place winner is 7th grader Olivia Pulliam. Depending on the results from an online exam they completed this month, they may advance to the Regional History Bee in Greensboro in April. We wish all of them the best of luck!

Shoparoo Winners

Congratulations to our 8th graders for winning our first semester Shoparoo fundraising race with 13,532 Roo points! Our 7th graders earned 9,760 points, and our 6th graders earned 7,915 points. 8th grade will receive a special treat on Mon, Jan 23 for their efforts! Now begins our second semester competition! Shoparoo is an app that lets you earn cash donations for your school just by taking pictures of your shopping receipts! It doesn't matter where you shop, what you buy, or where you eat! Download the free app here! Use referral code: goh50341. Monthly totals will be posted outside the Media Center.

Support for Exceptional Children

When our exceptional children with disabilities are able to participate in field trips where they connect with nature and the arts, they demonstrate better their abilities, beauty, and uniqueness in their classrooms and communities. They enjoy a sense of calm when viewing a painting or sculpture at an art museum, connectedness when visiting a local farm, and creative inspiration when building their own sculptures at arts venues like The Scrap Exchange. Teacher Rita Pierson said, “Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” Will you be a champion? Please click this link to give $5 now. Thank you for supporting our exceptional students with disabilities!

Fresh Photos!

In an effort to keep the photos on our website current, please email dov.rosenberg@dpsnc.net any pictures you take at school/events that you think would be a good addition to our website/yearbook! If you have a phone with a camera, please just email them directly from your phone and remember to select “Actual Size” for the photo (that way the resolution will be good enough for our yearbook). Thank you!

Keep In Touch!

RHMS offers lots of ways to stay up to date. In addition to getting updates emailed to you (to subscribe, just send an email to rogers-herr-middle-school+subscribe@googlegroups.com), you can also get text messages (text @rogershe to 81010; you'll get a request for your name; reply and you're done). To ensure that you get Principal Rogers' weekly phone updates, send an email to lisa.richmond@dpsnc.net with your child's name and updated phone numbers. We also have an active presence on Facebook & Twitter!

That is all for this week's announcements. Have a wonderful week. RAMS ROCK!

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School Hours

Mornings

On school days, our doors open for students at 7am and the instructional day begins promptly at 7:30. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria from 7-7:20am. Students arriving after 7:30am go directly to the main office to sign in, get a tardy pass, and then go to class.

Afternoons

Car riders and bus riders are dismissed at 2:20pm, which is when the instructional day ends. Attendance is very important and contributes to student success. We depend on parents to ensure that our students are present and on time every day.

Connections

Here Comes the Bus

Sign up or log in to Here Comes The Bus to track the location and schedule of your child's bus. Our school code is 97034.

Keep In Touch

RHMS offers lots of ways to stay up to date. Use what works for you!

  • EMAIL: Get weekly RHMS updates through the RHMS Google Group. To subscribe, simply send an email to rogers-herr-middle-school+subscribe @googlegroups.com.
    To un-subscribe, visit the Google Group page and look for the "My Settings" button (a person with a wheel) in the top right corner. Click it and select "Leave this group."
  • PHONE: To ensure that you get Principal Rogers' weekly phone updates, send an email to lisa.richmond@dpsnc.net with your child's name and updated phone numbers.
  • TEXT MESSAGE: text @rogershe to 81010. You'll receive a request for your name. Once you reply, you will be subscribed to our texting service at Remind.com. Standard message rates apply.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA: Join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter
  • GRADES & HOMEWORK: To keep up with your child's progress, be sure to check the Team Pages and Home Base. Some classes also use Edmodo to keep in touch. Please contact the school office for login information.
    HomeBase Edmodo
  • DURHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Visit dpsnc.net for calendars, lunch menus and other info.
    Durham Public Schools
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    Helpful Info for Parents page »

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Academic Calendar

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Parent-Teacher Association

Join our PTA: Support RHMS

It’s never too late to join the PTA! You’ll be surprised how fulfilling it is to take this step! You’ll join a community of parents and teachers that make a difference for our students together. our membership and donations to the RHMS PTA support classroom supplies, educational activities, staff appreciation events, informational forums for parents, and fun events for our students throughout the year. PTA dues and donations are also tax deductible! Joining our PTA, which is only $8, has never been easier now that you can sign up online! That's right! No forms to download, print, fill out, and turn in with a check! All you have to do is click here to join! It's so easy, why not do it right now?

Buy Ram Gear!

New RHMS duffle bags are just $15! Perfect for health class! New RHMS crewneck sweatshirts are just $20! Short-sleeved tees are just $12! Buy two items and get $5 off your total! Buy all three and get $10 off! Fill out an order form in the front office. Give forms and money to the front office reception. Orders can be picked up from there, too! Questions: lisashce@gmail.com

Eat at Moe's, 2/22-25

Take your family to Moe's, 6807 Fayetteville Rd, from Wed, Feb 22 - Sat, Feb 25, present this flyer when you pay, and not only do you get $3 off your meal, $3 will also be donated to RHMS! Also, if you eat at Moe's on Thu, Mar 23 and present this flyer and 20% of your purchase will be donated to RHMS.

Eat at CPK often before 4/27

Take your family to California Pizza Kitchen, 6910 Fayetteville Rd, present a flyer or card when you pay, and a percentage of what you spent will be donated to Rogers-Herr until Thu, Apr 27. Yes, that's SIX MONTHS! You should have received a CPK card from us. Eat at CPK, present the card, and RHMS gets 20% back!

Hip to Clip Competition Results

logo: Box Tops for Education

Students on the Voyagers team and their families clipped and collected over 1,100 box tops! Congratulations on your victory! During this competition, all of our students and families raised over $400. Don’t stop! Keep clipping and continue to submit box tops throughout the year.Collecting the "Box Tops" insignia is SUCH an easy way to make money for our school! Just locate the image above on your favorite foods and home goods, cut them out, and have your child give them to their core teachers. Product lists and complete details are linked from on our Cool School Cash page.

SIT Team Reps Needed

Our School Improvement Team (SIT) is looking for parents to participate as a member this year. This very important team collaborates to write our School Improvement Plan (SIP). No prior experience is necessary, we just need your passion, input, ideas, and time. The SIT meets about once a month. Please email Susan Roux at sroux@cisco.com if you would like to learn more or become a part of this crucial Rogers-Herr team.

PTA Volunteers Needed

Please let us know if you have any interest in serving on our PTA Executive Board as First Vice President as we currently have an opening. We also need volunteers to help plan our annual Spring Fling (EOG Celebration Day), a lead for Teacher Appreciation, and anyone who can assist from time to time with selling shirts, concessions at dances, and with our staff appreciation breakfasts. Even volunteering once this year is a HUGE help to the PTA! Remember, the stronger we are as a PTA, the more impact we can have on the success of our children. Please email Susan Roux at sroux@cisco.com if you can help in any way. And don’t forget to become a PTA member! It's just $8 and that money goes to funding projects for our school! Joining our PTA has never been easier now that you can sign up online!

Time to Re-Link (your shopping cards)!

Did you know that last year we raised over $2,400 for our school by just linking our shopping cards at Target, Kroger and Harris Teeter to our school? All you need to do is go to customer service at your local Kroger or Harris Teeter and ask that they link (or re-link) your shopping card to our school. Both rewards programs run Aug–May each year and you MUST re-link your card to our school ID each year. Our Kroger School ID is 94484 and our Harris Teeter School ID is 3646. Our PTA can link your Harris Teeter card for you. Just email your last name and your HT card number or the phone number associated with your HT card to Susan Roux at sroux@cisco.com. We will do the rest!

Shoparoo!

Shoparoo is an app that lets you earn cash donations for your school, just by taking pictures of your shopping receipts! It's so easy! It doesn't matter where you shop, what you buy, or where you eat - every receipt counts! Grade levels compete for the most money raised. We just received a check from Shoparoo for $55! Use this referral code: goh50341. Join us in fundraising today! Download the free app here!

Volunteering at Rogers-Herr

We have so much appreciation for our parent volunteers who give of their valuable time! All potential DPS volunteers must complete an online volunteer application and undergo a background check before volunteering. The process will take 5-7 days. Once approved, your certification is good for two years. If you have any questions, please contact guidance counselor Ryanne Logan at 919.560.3970 x 70234.

This page last updated January 17, 2017