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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.

Progress Reports, 2/9

Progress reports are scheduled to come home with students on Tue, Feb 9. The purpose of a progress report is to keep parents/guardians informed of their child's progress well before report cards go home. Please check them for any missing assignments and note subjects in which your child may need additional support. Discuss the progress report with your child and set goals for the third nine weeks. Please do not hesitate to schedule a conference with your child's teacher if there are questions or concerns regarding your child's progress. It takes school and home working together to maximize the progress of each child in our school.

Athletics Update

Congratulations to our boys and girls basketball teams as well as to our cheerleaders on a great season! Our students competed with heart, good sportsmanship and dedication. Way to go Rams! Spring conditioning will begin Mon, Feb 8. Students must have a current physical if they planning to participate in track, softball, baseball, or girls soccer. Students participating in conditioning should be picked up no later than 5:45pm.

AIG update

Thank you to those who attended the AIG Expo last week. Click here to see a table of the different organizations that attended the Expo if you were not able to make it.

College Night, 2/9

Please come out and attend College Night on Tue, Feb 9, 6-8pm, at 2107 Hillandale Rd. (DPS Staff Development Center). The College Foundation of NC (CFNC) and DPS staff will provide helpful financial aid information regarding college costs, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and CFNC resources. DPS will also provide an overview of SAT and ACT assessments taken by students starting as early as eighth grade, how to prepare for them, and how to use the results to advocate for your children.

PTA Meeting, 2/11

Please join us in the cafeteria on Thu, Feb 11, at 6:30pm for a PTA General Body meeting.

Sweetheart Dance, 2/12

Come out for dancing, food, and fun on Fri, Feb 12, 6-8pm for the Valentine's Day Dance, sponsored by our PTA. Admission is $5.

Snow Make-Up Days, 2/15, 3/14, 3/15

DPS has decided that Mon, Feb 15, Mon, Mar 14, and Tue, Mar 15 will be snow make-up days.

Intro to Game Development, 2/15

Learn what it takes to be a video game developer! This is a 12-week afterschool program for students in grades 6-8. Students meet on Tuesday and Thursdays to design and build a game using Project Spark on an Xbox One. There will be guest speakers, a field trip, and a release party to show off your game to friends and family! Applications due Feb. 15. Click here to learn more and apply.

Tech Trailblazers, 2/15

This afterschool program is for students in grades 6-9. This program is designed for students who want to learn more about computers and explore careers in technology, but don't have access to a computer of their own. Each week, students will have both classroom instruction and hands-on training. During the fifth and final week, students will take everything they have learned and put together their very own desktop computer! Applications due by Feb. 15. Click here to learn more and apply.

NJHS Ceremony, 2/17

The induction ceremony for the National Junior Honor Society will be on Wed, Feb 17, 6-7pm. Please contact Mr. Estacio with any questions or for more information.

Early Release Day, 2/24

Wed, Feb 24 is a scheduled DPS Early release Day whe students will be dismissed at 12:20pm. Please have all car riders picked up by 12:20pm. Bus riders will arrive home 2 hours earlier than their normal drop off times.

Annual Career Day, 2/25

RHMS Family, Friends, and others in the community are invited to participate in our Annual Career Day on Thu, Feb 25. Come touch a child's life and inspire them to achieve their dreams. Click here to sign up if you would like to come share your work experience and advice to help our students prepare for their future. If you have any questions regarding Career Day please contact Mrs. Crysta Hines at crysta.hines@dpsnc.net.

Talent Show, 2/26

This is sure to be the highlight of the year! Come out and see student and staff talent, courtesy of the GEMS. Our talent show will take place on Fri, Jan 26, 6-8pm. Admission is $4. All students planning to attend must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please contact Ms. Ryanne Logan with any questions you may have.

Scrabble Competition, 3/12

We are excited to announce that there will be a Scrabble competition on Saturday, March 12 from 9:30 - 4:30 at Seawell Elementary School in Chapel Hill and any NC student in grades 4-8 may participate! Please note that it costs $10 per person and you must register as a two person team. Mixed-grade teams are allowed. Snacks and a pizza lunch will be provided. Each team will play five, fifty minute games against an opposing team. To register, go to the tournament website or email David Klionsky, Tournament Director, atdklionsky@chccs.k12.nc.us. Mr. Klionsky is the Instructional Technology Specialist at Seawell Elementary School in Chapel Hill.

Marine Science Competition, 4/1

The 2016 Coastal Marine Science Competition is open to students ages 13-18. CASH prizes for winners! This online competition is a great way for students who are interested in coastal & marine sciences and technology to learn about research on our coast. Students may participate individually or in teams of three. The first date to submit entries is March 4. The last date to submit entries is April 1. Click here for more info.

Inclement Weather Procedures

As we enter the winter season, weather conditions can change without notice. In the event of inclement weather, please be mindful of DPS procedures. Any school delays or cancellations will be announced on all major radio and television stations as well as posted on the DPS website. Check these stations early and often when the weather conditions might warrant a delay or cancellation. Please note that on these days, after school care, clubs, sports practices, and games will be cancelled.

8th Gr. Promotion Ceremony, 6/10

The 8th Grade Promotion Ceremonies will be held on Fri, Jun 10, in the gym. Please note we are having two ceremonies. The Explorers' ceremony will be from 8:30-9:30am. The Dreamseekers’ ceremony will be from 10-11am.

Fresh Photos!

In an effort to keep the photos on our website current, please email to 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 in both English & Spanish (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 hope.samuels@dpsnc.net with your child's name and updated phone numbers. We also have an active presence on Facebook & Twitter!

Working Together

Only by working together can we meet the needs of our kids. Thank you for your support and collaboration, which makes Rogers-Herr an extraordinary place to learn, work, & grow! We look forward to seeing your children bright and early tomorrow morning.

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

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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 hope.samuels@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.
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  • DURHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Visit www.dpsnc.net for calendars, lunch menus and other info.
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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.

Support Our School

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 Karen Brown at (919) 560-3970 x 70234.

Rogers-Herr PTA

Support our Parent-Teacher Association!
Your membership and donations provide classroom supplies, school activity scholarships, staff appreciation events, informational forums for parents, and fun events for RHMS students throughout the year. PTA donations are tax deductible.

Donate online through PayPal — or write a check to RHMS PTA and send it to school with your student or drop it off in the office. Thank you for your support!

Shopping Anyway? Help Rogers-Herr the Easy Way!

You can raise money for our school just by going to the supermarket! Check out our Cool School Cash page for more details. Please collect Boxtops For Education logos, Campbell's Labels for Education logos and Tyson Chicken Project A+ labels, and send them to school with your child.

Remember to link your grocery store loyalty cards to our school, either at the store or online. You must re-link every August.

  • Do you shop at Harris Teeter, Kroger, Office Depot or Target? Please link your shopper's card to Rogers-Herr at the checkout counter, customer service desk, or online. A percentage of your purchase will be donated to Rogers-Herr! Cards must be relinked every August. Codes, weblinks and other details are on our Cool School Cash page.
  • Clip Those Labels!

    Many of the products you already buy have logos that can earn money for RHMS! When hundreds of families are all clipping, they can really add up. We collect Box Tops for Education, Campbell's Labels for Education, and Tyson A+ labels. Product lists and complete details are linked from on our Cool School Cash page. Our teams are competing to see who can raise the most money so please send these labels to school in a ziploc bag or envelope marked with your child's team.

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 can compete for the most money raised (7th grade is in the lead right now). We just received a check from Shoparoo for $55! Use this referral code: goh50341. Join us in fundraising today! Download the free app here!

This page last updated February 11, 2016