Virtual Tour of RHMS

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.


Our third annual RHMS UnFundraiser is happening now! The UnFundraiser is the RHMS PTA’s once annual campaign to raise money without the candy, magazines, or wrapping paper.Instead of asking your family to buy or sell stuff, we ask simply that you contribute what you can. We raised over $4,000 last year, a phenomenal result thanks to your generous donations! This year, we aim to raise $5,000 as we have a private donor who will kick in an extra $1,000 if we reach our goal!. Every student, teacher, and grade level benefits from your contribution. These donations will pay for student enrichment, staff appreciation, teacher Support, and school improvement. Whether it's $5 or $500, your gift matters! Donate online at this link or bring in a check made payable to RHMS PTA.

Dance For Technology!

Our school has a deep need for updated technology in our classrooms. As you know, school budgets have been cut drastically so we are hosting a dance on Fri, Dec 11, 6-8pm to raise money to buy new equipment for our students. Please bring donations of the following to the main office labeled "Mr. Rosenberg":

  • 6th Gr. Families: Ring Pops, Sour Patch Kids, Air Heads, & Skittles
  • 7th Gr. Families: Bags of Chips, Granola Bars, Donuts, & Holiday-themed decorations
  • 8th Gr. Families: Gatorade, orange/grape soda, cola, Gatorage, & Capri Suns

Please bring your donations as soon as possible to the main office labeled “Mr. Rosenberg.”Please consider volunteering for the following positions: We also need volunteers for the following positions:

  • 2 people for concessions (need 2 more)
  • 3 people in the cafeteria (all set!)
    • Ms. Stevens, Ms. Umbarger, & Ms. Cofield
  • 2 people in the lobby (need 1 more)
    • Ms. Clinton
  • 2 people to take tickets (All set!)
    • Hurlissa Brown & Ms. Cates

If you can support our school in this way, please reply to this email as soon as possible to let us know for which position you can volunteer. Our students need your help! THANK YOU!

No School, 11/25-27

Our school will be closed for a Thanksgiving break from Wed, Nov 25 through the weekend.

Book Fair, 11/30-12/4

Our Book Fairs begins Mon, Nov 30 through to Fri, Dec 4.

Candy Grams, 12/1

Let someone know you care about them by sending them a Candy Gram! Sales begin Tue, Dec 1 and will be delivered by a GEMS member on Tue, Dec 15. Just bring in $1 for each Candy Gram (in the form of a fruit snack) that you’d like to send to a friend. Be prepared to write a special note for your friends, teachers, or administrators. We are doing this to raise money to pay for the bus so that the GEMS (Girls Enthusiastically Motivated to Succeed) can go on College Visits and Cultural Immersion trips.

Healthy Girls Focus Group, 12/5

Healthy Girls Save the World is a nonprofit organization that is focused on promoting healthy minds, bodies, and relationships for middle school girls. In order to best fit the needs of the girls with whom we work, HGSW is holding a focus group on Sat, Dec 5, 10 -11am. Breakfast will be provided! If you are a parent or student who would like to participate, please complete the form linked here.:

Makeup Picture Day, 12/7

Makeup day for pictures is Mon, Dec 7, during Discovery, which begins at the start of the school day, 7:30am. If your child needs to have his or her picture taken, please make sure he or she comes to the auditorium at the beginning of Discovery on Mon, Dec 7.

Talent Show Auditions, 12/8

Auditions for the inaugural GEMS (Girls Enthusiastically Motivated to Succeed) talent show will take place on Tue, Dec 8, 2:30-4:30pm. We invite all students and staff to team up or perform solo. All those interested in participating must audition. The girls are really excited and I know it would mean a lot to them to see you all share your talents!

Fresh Photos!

In an effort to keep the photos on our website current, please email to 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!


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 me in fundraising today! Download the free app here!

Join the RHMS PTA

Your PTA membership and involvement have a direct and positive impact on our school! Please join the PTA today and get involved. Annual dues are only $8. Just click here to download the form, print it, fill it out, put it in an envelope with an $8 check, and have your child drop it off in the main office!

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 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 with your child's name and updated phone numbers. We also have an active presence on Facebook & Twitter!

Time to Re-Link
(your shopping cards)!

Did you know the easiest way that you can raise funds for our school is by linking your shopping cards to RHMS? Each year, you must re-link to our school and then all of your shopping helps contribute to Rogers-Herr! The codes are:

More information on how to link your cards is on the PTA Cool Cash page, or just head directly up to customer service at your store when you shop next – they’ll be happy to help! Also, don’t forget to send in your Box Tops and Tyson & Campbells labels! They can be dropped off in the main office.

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.


RHMS on Twitter

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Here Comes The Bus!

Click here to look up which bus your child rides, where the bus stop is, and more! The code you must enter 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
  • 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 PowerSchool (Home Base). Some classes also use Edmodo to keep in touch. Please contact the school office for login information.
  • DURHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Visit for lunch menus and other info.
  • 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

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 November 23, 2015