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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.

School Dance, 2/17

Our PTA is hosting a school dance on Fri, Feb 17, 6-8pm. Admission is $5 with a signed permission slip.

Spring Sports Mtg, 2/21

Baseball, Softball, Soccer, and Track teams will be selected by Mon, Feb 19. If your child is selected, please be sure to attend our parent meeting on Tue, Feb 21, 6pm. Students who make it on to the team must report to study hall every day of practice at 2:30 (sharp). Soccer will meet in Coach Pugh’s room. Baseball will meet in the health room. Softball will meet in Ms. Bryant’s room. Track will meet in the auditorium. Players must be prepared to practice inside or outside. All students must have a ride arranged to pick them up every day of practice by 5:45pm. Please email Athletic Director Darryl Beasley at darryl.beasley@dpsnc.net with any questions you may have.

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.

Annual Career Day, 2/23

Click here to register and share your advice and work experience during our Annual Career Day on Thu, Feb 23. Please email Ms. Hines at crysta.hines@dpsnc.net with any questions you may have. Come touch a child's life and inspire them to achieve their dreams!

AIG Family Game Night, 2/23

Our Academically/Intellectually Gifted (AIG) program is hosting a Family Game Night! Please join us to meet other AIG kids and have some fun on Thu, Feb 23. We will start at 6:30pm in the cafeteria for pizza and drinks and then play games from 7-8pm. Please bring any games that you would like to share with others! Parents, please stay and participate! Please email Ms. Miske at jennifer.miske@dpsnc.net to let her know how many people are coming so she can determine how much pizza to order. Donations toward the pizza would be greatly appreciated.

Sat STEM for Girls starts 3/4

Duke's FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and Science) program is student-led and hosts educational outreach programs in math, science, and engineering for 4th-6th grade Durham girls. They have a few spots open for their weekly Saturday program, which is scheduled for 3/4, 3/25, 4/1, & 4/22, from 2:15-3:30pm each day, and meets in the Physics Building on Science Drive. If you are the parent of a 6th grade girl, please consider enrolling her by registering at this link (Spanish version)!

Eat at CPK often before 4/27

Take your family to California Pizza Kitchen, 6910 Fayetteville Rd, present the card we provided when you pay, and 20% of what you spent will be donated to Rogers-Herr until Thu, Apr 27. We've earned $430 so far! If you are NOT planning to use your card, could you please drop it off with the front office staff so we can give it to someone who needs one?

MobyMax

Our PTA has generously purchased access to MobyMax for all of our students. This great program offers fun tutorials and enrichment activities across multiple curricular areas. Students may access MobyMax with their username and password any time and anywhere they have internet access. Please ask your child or one of their teachers if you have questions regarding accessing MobyMax. The PTA works hard to support our students and school. Thank you for supporting the PTA!

It's Flu Season...

We've had a lot of students, staff, and substitutes out because of the flu. If your child gets sick, please keep them home until 24 hours have passed with no fever or vomiting. When they return, please send a written note explaining the absence. We are reminding students to wash their hands often and cough/sneeze into the fold of their arms. We have added a Health & Wellness section to our website to inform the members of our community about common illnesses and how to prevent them. Please take a look!

Support Deaf Students

The Museum of Life and Science offers hands-on exhibits that our deaf & heard of hearing (D/HH) students can't experience at home or school. Designing a wing to see how wind moves, making a tornado form, or looking at animal skeletons give students visual experiences that would otherwise be difficult to describe. Getting our students out of the classroom to have these experiences with teachers of the deaf and sign language interpreters will help our D/HH have a more rewarding educational experience. But we can't do it without your help! We are trying to raise about $550 to make this trip a reality. Please give whatever you can at this link!

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.

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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
  • More links to DPS resources on our
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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

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 February 17, 2017