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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.

President Rogers!

Dr. Kecia Rogers is the newly elected president of the NC Assoc. for Middle Level Education (NCMLE)! She took office during the 43rd annual NCMLE convention earlier this month.

Succesfully Awkward

Our AIG Parent Partnership Committee, Counseling Dept, and Administrative Team thank our parents, students, staff, and community members who came out last Wednesday night. Students practiced how to talk to a friend who is struggling emotionally. Parents learned about internet safety, the warning signs of depression, and where to turn for help if their child is struggling. We focus on the whole child at Rogers-Herr, take the social and emotional needs of our students seriously, and know by the turnout at this event just how much Rams ROCK.

Our Faculty & Staff Thanks You

Wednesday’s tailgate themed luncheon provided for our faculty & staff was delicious and enjoyed by all. A very special "thank you" goes out to Mrs. Barnes for leading these efforts. Your attention to detail, themes, warm & welcoming approach, and delicious lemon cake are appreciated! Parents, thank you for making our staff feel supported, appreciated, and valued. Your continued efforts mean more than you know! Our entire PTA team ROCKS!!! We are fortunate to have such supportive parents in in our school family.


By prioritizing your child's attendance, you increase their chances for academic success. Frequent absenteeism results in lost instruction. If an absence is necessary, please submit a signed note to the main office explaining the absence each time. DPS automatically sends you a letter if your child has six or more unexcused absences. To prevent this from happening to you, please submit a note to the main office each time your child is absent from school.

Band Next Year

6th graders who didn't take band this year and are interested in joining next year should see Ms. Cammon as soon as possible. Parents may reach her at 919.560.3970 x70260 or

This Week's Walk-Out

Our students took this week's protest seriously, acting responsibly and respectfully as our staff kept them safe. Students who participated in the walk-out were permitted stand or sit quietly on their hallway from 10:00-10:17am. Students who did not participate in the protest remained in their classrooms while their teachers continued teaching.

Jump at Sky Zone, 3/20

If you go to the Sky Zone at 1720 Guess Rd on Tue, Mar 20, any time 2-8pm, you'll get 10% off 90 mins, which will be donated to Rogers-Herr! You can also get a a large pizza & 4 drinks for $18. Just mention the deal when you check in.

Upcoming Sports, 3/20-28

On Tue, Mar 20, our baseball, softball, & soccer teams will play Lucas Middle here at the Herr. On Wed, Mar 21, our track team will host Lowe's Grove and Shepard Middle. On Tue, Mar 22, our baseball, softball, & soccer teams will play Lakewood Middle here at the Herr. On Mon, Mar 26, our baseball, softball, & soccer teams travel to Neal Middle, while our lacrosse team plays them here at the Herr. On Wed, Mar 28, our baseball, softball, & soccer teams travel to Lucas Middle. Games start at 4pm, unless against DSA, when they start at 4:30pm. Rogers-Herr's front doors will be locked so parents picking up from any after school activity should enter on the same side of the building as the bus parking lot. Come out and support the Rogers-Herr Rams! Tickets are $3. Kids under 10 & DPS employees w/ ID badge are free.

Intersession, 3/20-4/6

Due to intersession, there will be no school at RHMS Tue, Mar 20 - Fri, Apr 6. Students will return to school on Mon, Apr 9.

Music Fundraiser Ends 4/13

Band, Chorus, & Strings students should have come home with a permission slip sell chocolate for the Music Boosters fundraiser, which runs until April 13. We must have a signed permission form before students may begin selling. Students may not sell at school. This fundraiser is for eligible students who need help paying for outstanding fees and the Kings Dominion trip on Sat, May 19. If you interested in chaperoning on the Kings Dominion trip or have any questions, please contact Mr. Bodiford or Ms. Cammon. Chaperones must have completed the DPS volunteer process by completing 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. The Music Boosters will host a parent information night on Mon, April 16, at 6pm to address details regarding the trip.

6th Gr. Money Class, 3/29

On Thu, Mar 29, from 9:30-3:00, which is during our intersession, 6th graders only may participate in an interactive workshop about money management, hosted by and taking place at the Durham Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St. Water is provided, but students should bring a lunch. It costs $10 per student. Call Peggy Kernodle, 919.560.0523, or email her at

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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  • DURHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Visit for calendars, lunch menus and other info.
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  • More links to DPS resources on our
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RHMS Google Calendar

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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:

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 because 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.

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 March 16, 2018