Principal Fuga’s Updates

Greetings, Rogers-Herr Family, this is your Principal, Michael Fuga, with your RHMS News!

March to the Polls, THIS SATURDAY

TOMMOROW, Saturday, 10/25, at 11am, DPS teachers, parents, students, and families will gather by the bull statue in downtown Durham, 201 N. Corcoran St. Join the Rogers-Herr contingent, wearing RED, with your family and friends to enjoy live street performances from students and professionals, fingerpainting and other crafts for the kids, food trucks, and a March to Early Vote! This event is hosted by the Durham Association of Educators, the Durham Council of PTAs, the Durham People's Alliance, Greenpeace NC, and Action NC.

Music Booster Club Mtg, 10/28

The Music Booster Club is meeting on Tuesday, October 28. This is a change as it was originally scheduled for 10/21.

Spirit Week, 10/27-31!

Show your school spirit next week as our Boys Soccer, Volleyball, Cross Country, and Football teams prepare for the playoffs and championship games!
Monday: Sweatshirts & Sweatpants Tuesday: Dress for Success Wednesday: Red Ribbon Day (wear red!) Thursday: Ram Colors (light blue & white) Friday: Flash Back Day! Where styles from the '70s, '80s, & '90s!

Red Ribbon Week Activities, 10/27-31

We are gearing up for Red Ribbon Week 2014! This year’s theme is “Love Yourself; Be Drug Free.” Please ask your child about Red Ribbon Week and discuss this year's theme at the dinner table and other gatherings with friends and family. The RHMS Counseling Department has scheduled the following activities in observance of Red Ribbon Week to promote a drug free and healthy lifestyle:
Mon-Fri.: Reading drugs facts during morning and afternoon announcement
Mon-Thu: Classroom guidance
Mon-Thu: Signing the “Bully and Drug” free banner
Tue: Law enforcement presentation
Wed: Red Ribbon Day- All students and staff will receive “red” treats and are asked to wear something red to show that we are united front on the war against drugs.

DPS Magnet School Fair, 11/8

The annual DPS Magnet School Fair will take place on Saturday, November 8, 9am-1pm at Southern High School. More details to come!

RHMS Club Night, 11/20

Join us the night of Thursday, November 20, at Rogers-Herr to learn about all of the clubs, academic competitions, and other extra-curricular activities we offer at Rogers-Herr!

GREAT Opportunity & Fundraiser!

Each year, G.R.E.A.T., Gang Resistance Education and Training, sponsors a 3 day field trip to Washington, D.C. for approximately 100 deserving 6th grade students from each middle school across DPS. The trip takes place over the Mother’s Day weekend. The trip includes transportation, lodging and food as we visit many of the memorials in Washington as well as The Air and Space Museum and a few others. The cost of this trip averages out to approximately $400 per student, but because of G.R.E.A.T.'s fundraising efforts, they are able to reduce the cost to the student to $50! The G.R.E.A.T. unit is teamed with The Citizens Safety Committee of Durham which is chaired by Sheriff Worth Hill, Retired. This year The Committee has teamed with Avon to conduct the fundraiser. We are selling a wonderful plush toy, a penguin that is about 12 inches tall and is soft as can be. The price of the toy is $20 which is split 50/50 between G.R.E.A.T. and Avon. We are seeking your support. Order forms are in the main office; money can be given to Ms. Patterson. All money is due by December 3. The bears should arrive for delivery on December 17. We appreciate all of your support!

Headed to the Grocery Store?

Did you know you can link your Kroger, Harris Teeter, Food Lion, and/or Target frequent shopper cards to Rogers-Herr? Did you know the money Rogers-Herr gets from these links makes a BIG difference? These retailers will donate a percentage of your purchase directly to RHMS! Most cards need to be re-linked at the beginning of every school year and can be done online or at their customer service desks. Our school codes can be found on our COOL CASH page on the Rogers-Herr website. Please link your cards TODAY!

PLUS, Harris Teeter will donate an additional 10% of your total purchase, but only when you use the Express Lane between September 3 & October 28! Customers must be linked to our school at the time of your purchase. Want to double check that you are linked? Look at the bottom of your receipt to see the name of our school!

StudentCam Documentary Contest!

StudentCam is C-SPAN's annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation. Students in grades 6-12 are asked to create a short (5-7 minute) video documentary on a topic related to the competition theme. The theme for this year is: “The Three Branches and You.” Tell a story that demonstrates how a policy, law or action by either the Executive, Legislative, or Judicial branch has affected you or your community. With cash prizes totalling $100,000, C-SPAN awards prizes to 150 student documentaries, and 53 teacher advisers! All eligible documentaries must adhere to the Competition Rules, and be submitted to C-SPAN by Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Winners will be announced in March 2015.

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

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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.

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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.

This page last updated October 24, 2014