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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.

Shoe Drive, Now-10/31

During the month of October, we are collecting gently worn shoes to help support low wealth communities worldwide. Shoes in all types of conditions, (except torn) are needed. Please check your closet for gently used shoes that you are willing to donate and drop them in our collection box located outside of the main office near the 6th grade stairwell.

Early Voting, Now-11/5

We have added early voting polling places and times to our calendar to make it as easy as possible. Please consider voting early because:

  • Someone could come down with the flu and need your care.
  • You could get to the polling place at the last minute and find out it’s not your polling place anymore.
  • A flat tire, fender bender, misplaced car keys, late bus, dead battery...
  • A potential power outage.
  • Once you vote early, the phone calls will stop and no more volunteers will knock on your door.
  • This election is just too important to leave any chance that you might not be able to vote.

Athletics Update, 10/25-26

On Tue, Oct 25, 4pm, our soccer, volleyball and cross country teams will play Shepard at home. On Wed, Oct 26, 5pm, our football team will play Githens at Jordan High. This is also our 8th grade recognition night. Admission is $3; children under 10 & DPS employees with a badge may attend for free.

Complete Parent Survey By 10/26

Parents, please take the following survey by Wed, Oct 26 in order to ensure DPS gets accredited by AdvancEd. Only 5% of DPS parents have completed the survey and 20% is required. Please click here to take the survey right now!

Picture Day, Friday, 10/28

Remember to Dress to Impress on Fri, Oct 28, for Picture Day! Pre-payment is not necessary as all children will have their individual portrait taken, but pre-pay costs are lower.

Free Tutoring Begins 10/29

Peace Missionary Baptist Church, 2608 Apex Hwy, 919.598.9888, is offering FREE Saturday morning tutoring sessions for K-12 students in math, science, reading, and SAT prep. The first session begins on Sat, Oct 29, 9am. Free breakfast is provided!

Food Drive, 11/1 - 18

Last year, our students donated over 2,000 items to the Food Bank of NC for our annual food drive. This year, we hope to get even more donations and help those affected by Hurricane Matthew’s devastation. Please encourage your child(ren) to bring in at least one item per day such as nonperishables, hygienic, and paper products. Our food drive will run from Tue, Nov 1 through Fri, Nov 18.

Mock Election, 11/7

Our Social Studies Dept. will hold a mock election on Mon, Nov 7, with KidsVoting NC. Leading up to this, all of our students will learn about the election process, current issues at the local, state, and national levels, and introduce candidates & their positions during Discovery classes so that they can make an informed decision on our Mock Election Day. We hope that your child shares what they learn with you and your family in the hopes that everyone who can will vote! We need parent volunteers to assist with our polling booths. Volunteers may work in shifts, throughout all three lunch sessions, or help set up and/or clean up. Volunteers and students are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue! Please click here to sign up for one or more time slots. Voting will take place just before or after lunch.

  • 10:15-10:45 8th grade lunch
  • 11:45-12:15 7th grade lunch
  • 12:20-12:50 6th grade lunch

Sports Banquet, 11/10

Our Athletics Dept. is hosting a student athlete banquet on Thu, Nov 10, in the auditorium and cafeteria. All student athletes must complete the invitation form, which can be downloaded at this link, by Thu, Oct 27. Student athletes may eat free but parents and guests must pay $10 per meal. Money for meals may NOT be paid at the door. All meal payments MUST be made online at this link.

Cell Phone Use

We are experiencing an increase in the number of violations to our cell phone policy. Parents, please note that bringing a cell phone to school is a privilege, not a right. Cell phones should be turned off and kept in lockers during the day unless a teacher has given students permission to use them in class. If the student has permission to use them in class, they may only be used in that specific class and must be turned off and returned to the locker immediately after that class. Cell phones seen or heard will be taken to the office for a parent to pick up. Taking photos or video on campus is prohibited. A violation of this policy will result in students losing the privilege of having a cell phone on campus. Parents please be vigilant about child checking your child’s cell phone often and remind them to follow our cell phone policy.

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 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, 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!

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!

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.


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
    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.
    HomeBase Edmodo
  • DURHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Visit for calendars, lunch menus and other info.
    Durham Public Schools
  • More links to DPS resources on our
    Helpful Info for Parents page »

Pay for School Stuff Online


RHMS Google Calendar

Our Google Calendar »
lists upcoming school events.

Academic Calendar

Durham Public Schools calendars page

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?

It’s Hip to Clip Box Tops!

logo: Box Tops for Education

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 from now through Fri, Oct 21. The team that brings in the most box tops will get popcorn and popsicles! The Pioneers are in first place with 567 box tops collected but hot on their heels are the Voyagers with 507. In third we have the Explorers with 351, followed by the Dreamseekers with 170. Rounding out the last two slots are the Pathfinders with 142 and the Navigators with 116. Remember, this competition ends on Fri, Oct 21! You can see how your team is competing at any time by the entrance to the library. 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 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 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 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 October 25, 2016