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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.

Data Just Released

According to data just released by the NC Dept. of Public Instruction (DPI), our students' academic growth on End of Grade tests exceeded expectations (in educational terms, we exceeded Expected Growth) and our letter grade, given by the NC General Assembly, moved up from a "C" to a "B" (growth on EOG scores counts for only 20% of the NCGA's letter grade system, 80% of the grade comes from the EOG passing rate). Regardless, we continue to have an A+ mindset at Rogers-Herr! We are committed to continuous improvement to maximize academic growth and proficiency for every RHMS student. Our success is a direct result of not only the hard work of our students and staff, but also the most important people in our students' lives, you! Thank you for being a partner with us to best ensure your child's success!

Sports Games, 9/18-21

On Mon, Sep 18 our cross country, volleyball, and soccer teams go to Neal Middle for a 4pm game. On Tue, Sep 19, our football team will go to Lowes Grove Middle for a 4pm game. There will be no athletics on Wed, Sep 20 (due to the early release day). On Thu, Sep 21, our cross country, volleyball, and soccer teams play Brogden Middle here at the Herr at 4pm. Admission is $3 for everyone 10 years and older. DPS employees with picture ID are admitted free. If you purchased a Rams Athletic Pass, you can pick it up at the admissions gate during a home game or contact Athletic Director Darryl Beasley ( to make other arrangements. If the DPS Athletics Dept. cancels any events or practices, we will let you know as soon as possible through email or text.

Donations for Staff Lunch, 9/20

For every early release day, our PTA is generously providing lunch for our faculty and staff to grab as we rush off to meetings and trainings. On Wed, Sep 20, our PTA is hoping you can you contribute time, food, or money. Please sign up to help at this link. If you'd prefer to make a cash donation, drop it off in the front office in an envelope marked "For Staff Lunch." Set up begins at 11am; lunch is from 11:00 - 1pm (we also need help setting/cleaning up). Non-perishable items can be given to the main office any day before the lunch (attach a note saying "For Staff Lunch"). Please bring all perishable items (including hot items in a crock pot) to the main office conference room by 11am on the day of the lunch. Any dish, pot, or container you bring should be labelled with your name and number to ensure you get it back. Thank you so much for making our faculty & staff feel appreciated!

Early Release Day, 9/20

Wed, Sep 20 is an Early Release Day for all of DPS. Our students will be released at 12:20pm.

Intersession, 9/25 - 10/13

The best part of the year-round calendar is approaching fast. Intersession begins Mon, Sep 25 – Fri, Oct 13. Students and teachers will return to school on Mon, Oct 16. Please have a safe and relaxing intersession break!

Eat at CPK Often Thru 1/4/18!

You should have received a "Philanthropizza Card" from California Pizza Kitchen with your child's Progress Report, which should have come home on Tue, Aug 15. Present the card to your server when you dine at CPK (or get take-out or catering), 6910 Fayetteville Rd, and 20% of what you spend will be donated to Rogers-Herr! The Philanthropizza Card is valid only at the Southpoint CPK through Thu, Jan 4.

Health & Wellness

We've posted some new, important information on our Health & Wellness page. Please click here to take a look!

AIG News

If your child is invited to AIG (Academically/Intellectually Gifted) testing, please sign the form if you agree and return it as soon as possible. We are eager to identify everyone we can! If your child is already AIG and you couldn't make it to the AIG info meeting on 8/17, you'll receive an envelope with two copies of your child's Differentiated Education Plan (DEP), please sign one of them and have your child turn it in to the main office. You may keep the other copy. If your child is a 7th grader and scored in the 95th percentile or higher on last year's Reading or Math EOG, he or she will be asked to be part of the Duke TIP talent search.

Hip to Clip Competition!

logo: Box Tops for Education
Hit up your parents, neighbors, and friends for Box Top insignias (pictured) and then drop them in your core classroom’s "Hip to Clip" collection box! Get as many in as you can before the competition ends on Fri, Oct 20. The winning team from each grade will get a popsicle celebration! The team that collects the most Box Top insignias will get a trophy! Collecting the "Box Tops" insignia is 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.

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, 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 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


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.


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.

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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
    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 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 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.
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  • More links to DPS resources on our
    Helpful Info for Parents page »


RHMS Google Calendar

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lists upcoming school events.

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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:

Re-Link 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 We will do the rest!


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 September 19, 2017