Principal Fuga’s Updates

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

Multicultural Night! 3/19

Please bring your family and friends to our Multicultural Night on Thursday, March 19, 6-7pm, to enjoy an enriching cultural experience with artistic expressions from our students and community members in the form of dance, food, music, and visual art. Please consider bringing a dish to share from your own culture! There will be food and drink sponsored by the PTA and Music & Art Exhibitions. Come and join us with your family and friends!

FREE Program at NC School of Science & Math, 3/19

Come right after Multicultural Night on Thursday, March 19, to the Lecture Hall of the Educational Technology Complex (ETC) on NCSSM's campus (click here for a map), at 7pm, to learn about their Great Books Summer Program (GBSP). Click here for the flyer. This event is geared towards advanced readers and we will discuss Socrates, poetry and the socratic method. Please email an RSVP to Melody Kasulis,, or Cliff Ong,, by Tuesday, March 17.

Duke Splash, 3/21

Duke Splash is an educational organization that brings motivated middle and high school students to Duke for one day each semester to take short, interactive classes designed and taught by passionate Duke Students. The program is FREE for all students. Past classes have included everything from Nanotechnology and Improv Comedy, to the Ethics of Harry Potter and How to Write the Perfect College Essay. This semester's event is on Saturday, March 21. You can find more information, including how to register for classes on our March 21st event at this link. Email questions or comments to Duke Splash Flyer

Regional Spelling Bee Results

Last Saturday, our very own Matthew Congiusta, 6th grader, participated in the Duke University Regional Spelling Bee against 60 other students from a variety of public, charter, private, and home schools, and came in THIRD PLACE! This is a big deal because no Rogers-Herr Student has ever placed in the Regional Spelling Bee! Perhaps next year one of our students will win and compete in the National Spelling Bee in Washtington, DC!

Health Careers Summer Camp Deadline, 4/15

The Duke AHEC Program is offering Pathways to Health Careers, a week-long day camp for rising 8th and 9th graders (focused on underserved and underrepresented minority students), which runs from Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26 on the Duke Medical Center campus. The camp will expose students to a variety of health careers in an interactive and engaging atmosphere. Click here for the flyer. Click here for the application. Applications are due no later than Wednesday, April 15.

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 have completed the Regional competition in Charlotte! 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.

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!

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

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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 March 17, 2015