Principal Fuga’s Updates

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

PTA Meeting, 3/27

Please join us this Thursday, March 27, at 6:30pm in the cafeteria for our third General Body PTA Meeting of the school year. We will discuss Read-to-Achieve, the Spring Fundraiser, and PTA nominations for next school year.

Makeup Days, 3/31 & 4/1

Durham Public Schools has decided that, as of now, the only days we have to make up will be on March 31st and April 1st.

8th Grade Band Concert, 3/31

The 8th Grade Band concert will take place on Monday, March 31, at 6:30pm in the Rogers-Herr auditorium.

Upcoming Intersession Camp, 4/2 - 4/11

DPS will host a day camp at RHMS during the first two weeks of our upcoming intersession, April 2 - April 11, for $150 per student per week, which includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and field trips. For additional information please call 919-560-3816.

Proctors Needed for End-of-Grade testing (EOGs)

The US Department of Education mandates that every middle school student take a standardized test in Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies at the end of each school year in any state that won a Race to the Top grant. These tests must be administered by a certified teacher while another adult is in the room, called a proctor. These wonderful folks must first be approved by the school district as a volunteer before they can serve in this crucial role. Please apply right now at this link! Testing does not start until May but we will need about FIFTY proctors during EVERY day of testing (of which there are many) so we would like to begin the process of signing proctors up now. If you are unable to help, please consider asking an aunt, uncle, cousin, neighbor, or anyone else over the age of 18 to complete the DPS Volunteer application and volunteer to be a proctor at Rogers-Herr! To volunteer and/or ask questions about proctoring, please call Karen Brown (919.560.3970 x70234), Natalie Jones (x70220), or Karen Thompson (x70221).

Academic Summer Camps from Imhotep Academy, Register by 5/14

Imhotep Academy is offering two great summer experiences for Middle School students this summer on NC State's campus. Register by Wednesday, May 14! Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs): Learn how to design, build, and test an underwater vehicle/robot (6/23/14- 6/27/14). Discovering Algebra and Computer Science: Learn about Algebra and its applications in your everyday life (7/7/14-7/11/14). For further information and to register, click this link.

8th Grade Semiformal, 5/31

Our annual 8th Grade Semi-Formal will take place on Saturday, May 31, at the Durham Hilton, 3800 Hillsborough Rd. Permission forms will be available on Monday, May 12, and tickets will go on sale Monday, May 19. If you are interested in assisting with the planning of the Semi-Formal, please email our Assistant Principal, Mr. Scott, at

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony, 6/13

As many of our families also have high schoolers, we have worked to schedule our promotion ceremony so it would not conflict with graduation events at nearby high schools. We will have two promotion ceremonies, one for each eighth grade team, on Friday, June 13. One will begin at 8:30 and the other will begin at 10:30. We will let you know as soon as possible which team's ceremony will begin at which time.

Legal Eagle Law Camp, 6/23 - 27

Each summer, the NCCU Law School hosts a week-long day camp for middle and high school students. Registration is $120 per child and scholarships are available; registration is limited to the first 36 participants to register. This summer's camp will take place on June 23-27. From Monday through Thursday, the camp will take place from 9am – 4pm and on Friday is will be from 9am – 1pm. The Camp is designed to expose students to the field of law. Participants get an inside look at the legal system and the courts, meet local attorneys and judges, visit the Durham courthouse, learn about legal research using the NCCU Law Library, take part in a mock trial and find out what it’s like to prepare for law school. Interactive sessions with current NCCU law students, faculty and administrators are a feature of the camp. Please call 919.530.7166 with any questions you may have. Applications are available from our guidance counselors.

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, Food Lion, 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 26, 2014