Principal Fuga’s Updates

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

Support our Unfundraiser by 5/29

Did you know that our PTA does just one fundraiser per year? Last year, instead of selling you things you don't need, we raised $6,000+ from Rogers-Herr families who gave generously during our "Unfundsraiser!" That money enabled us to create new opportunities for our students and beautify our school! Can you help us again this year to reach our goal before Fri, May 29? Every time we raise $2,000, our students enjoy special activities like a popcorn break! Donating couldn't be simpler! Click here and then click "Donate" to give now! You can also give a check made out to "RHMS PTA" to the folks in the main office. This Friday morning we will also be in the carpool lane to take collections so you can put all that loose change to good use! This money will also help us fund our annual post-EOG Fun Day, with bouncy houses and a chance to dunk RHMS teachers into a giant vat of water! Thank you for your support!

Semiformal Permission Forms Available Now

This year's Eighth Grade Semi-Formal Dance is on Sat, Jun 6, 6-9pm, 3800 Hillsborough Rd (Durham Hilton). Please dress for a semi-formal event. Any student attending the dance must present a permission slip, signed by a parent/guardian, in order to buy a ticket to the dance. You can download the permission form by clicking this link or pick one up in the main office. Tickets are $25 per person and are being sold next week during the eighth grade lunch period. Download the permission form for more info.

Apply for Free Science Camp
by 5/29

Apply now for a FREE, two-week, residential summer camp, which is on NCCU's campus, 1801 Fayetteville St., from Mon, Jul 6, to Fri, Jul 17. This educational summer camp for rising middle schoolers provides educational opportunities in science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM) for members of historically underserved populations. Students must also have at least a "B" average in science & math and passing scores on recent state science & math tests. Campers will stay in a dorm and learn about college life as well as research, problem-solving, and communication skills that are incorporated into technology and design concepts. The application, which can be downloaded by clicking here, includes a transcript request form, two blank recommendation forms (one each for current science & math teacher), and a prompt for a 250-word essay regarding his or her interest in the camp. The application must be received by Fri, May 29. Mail all materials (application, records, recommendations, and essay) to Dr. Richard Watkins, 200 Bon Marche Ln, Raleigh, 27615. Applicants will be notified by Fri, Jun 12. Please call Dr. Watkins at 336.254.4455 with any questions you may have.

PARENTS: Testing Help Needed, 5/22-6/5

We are mandated by the US Department of Education to administer a standardized test in Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies at the end of every school year. These tests must be administered by a certified teacher while another adult is in the room, called a proctor. These amazing volunteers are people like you! We will need about 50 volunteers to proctor for us on Tue, Jun 2, & Wed, Jun 3, 7:30am - noon! We also need at least 10 volunteers daily from Fri, May 22 - Fri, Jun 5. To serve as a proctor, you must first be an approved DPS volunteer. Please apply right now to be a DPS volunteer at this link and then call Karen Thompson in the main office (919.560.3970 x70221) to sign up for specific dates/times. If you can't proctor, please ask an aunt, uncle, cousin, neighbor, or anyone else over the age of 18! Thank you for anything you can do to ensure that we have all of the volunteers we need!

State Tests Ahead, 5/22 - 6/8

  • Fri, May 22: 6th Grade Social Studies
  • Mon, May 25: No School, Memorial Day
  • Tue, May 26: 7th Grade Science
  • Wed, May 27: 6th Grade Science
  • Thu, May 28: Math I
  • Fri, May 29: 8th Grade Social Studies
  • Mon, Jun 1: 7th Grade Social Studies
  • Tue, Jun 2: 6th-8th Grade Reading
  • Wed, Jun 3: 6th-8th Grade Math
  • Thu, Jun 4: 8th Grade Explorers Science & Career/Technical
  • Fri, Jun 5: 8th Grade Dreamseekers Science & Career/Technical
  • Tue, Jun 9: Celebration Day
  • Wed, Jun 10: 8th Grade Promotion/ 7th Grade Field Day
  • Thu, Jun 11: Last Day of School

National History Bee, 5/30

Congratulations to our History Bee Winners! The Online Regional Qualifying Exam (ORQE) has been completed, and all three Rogers-Herr Students who qualified competed in the Charlotte Regional! Aidan Keaveney (8th grade) made it through all three rounds at the Regional Bee. Madi Jakes (8th Gr.) and Matthew Conquista (6th Gr.) have qualified to compete in the National History Bee in Louisville, KY, during Memorial Day Weekend! All three students represented Rogers-Herr and DPS very well in Charlotte! The questions and the competition were extremely challenging! Our RAMS ROCKED!! Click here to learn more about the History Bee.

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony, 6/10

We will have two promotion ceremonies, one for each eighth grade team on Wed, 6/10, in the gym. One will begin around 8:30 and the other will begin around 10:30. We will let you know as soon as possible which team's ceremony will begin and at what time.

Early Dismissal & Last Day of School, 6/11

The last day of school will be Thu, Jun 11! School will dismiss at 12:20 that day.

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. Find our school codes on our COOL CASH page by clicking here. Please link your cards TODAY!

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
  • PHONE: To ensure that you get Principal Fuga's weekly phone updates, send an email to with your child's name and updated phone numbers.
  • TEXT MESSAGE: text @rogershe to 910-853-6794. You'll receive a request for your name. Once you reply, you will be subscribed to our texting service at Standard message rates apply.
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  • 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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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.

This page last updated May 19, 2015