Principal Fuga’s Updates

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

Spring Picture Day, TODAY, 4/23

TODAY is our spring picture day, which will take place at 12pm in the auditorium. Because spring picture day is pre-pay only, only students who have paid or can pay the day of may have their picture taken. For more info about today's picture day and to pre-pay online, click here!

Sports & Clubs Picture Day, 2:25pm TODAY, 4/23

Parents, please plan for a ride to pick your child up from school by 3:30pm TODAY, Thu, Apr 23 because we’re having group pictures taken for our sports teams and other student organizations! Save money and pre-pay online now at this link! We will take group pictures in the auditorium in the following order, starting at 2:25pm:

  1. Girls Soccer
  2. Boys Baseball
  3. Girls Softball
  4. Boys Lacrosse
  5. Girls Soccer
  6. Cross Country
  7. Track & Field
  8. Nat'l Junior Honors Society
  9. Student Council
  10. Science Olympiad
  11. Battle of the Books
  12. Mock Trial
  13. Art Club
  14. Garden Club
  15. Quiz Bowl
  16. Twelve
  17. MathCounts
  18. Robotics
  19. Speech & Debate

Athletics This Week, 4/23-24

PARENTS: Please ensure that your child is picked up on time! Also, athletes must come prepared to practice inside or outside for warm or cold weather.

  • Thu, Apr 23
    • Team Pictures: 2:30-3pm, RHMS Auditorium
      1. Boys Lacrosse
      2. Cross Country
      3. Track & Field
    • Baseball/Softball/Girls Soccer Game: 4pm, Githens MS, 4800 Old Chapel Hill Rd
  • Fri, Apr 24
    • Track & Field Practice: 2:30-4:30pm

    Carowinds Money Due 4/24

    All balances must be paid in full by THIS Friday, Apr 24. Letters went home with report cards last week indicating the remaining balance, if any. Outstanding balances may be paid online at this link (must create an account first). Otherwise, please give money to the teacher for your child's team indicated below:

    • Navigators: Ms. Chesnut
    • Voyagers: Ms. Palen
    • Pioneers: Mrs. Amerto
    • Pathfinders: 1st Core Teacher
    • Explorers: Ms. Rowland
    • Dreamseekers: Mr. Campbell

    Saturday Garden Event, 4/25

    Next Sat, Apr 25, from 8-11am, help us prepare for spring planting at RHMS as we move soil into our courtyard garden beds! Big thanks to the RHMS PTA for making it possible for us to rent a tiller and buy a wheelbarrow and tons of topsoil/compost mix! This is a great opportunity to make a positive impact on your community, build your upper body muscles, learn gardening & soil prep techniques, and choose a FREE veggie plant to take home! Students may earn a pass to sit outside w/ 2 friends at lunch, Rambucks, and volunteer hours you'll need for high school graduation! Click here for more info!

    PTA Nomination Period Open Until 4/27

    Please consider serving on our PTA Board! A vibrant and engaged parent-teacher community enhances the educational experience and success of our kids! The RHMS PTA is accepting nominations of current PTA members for next year’s team of officers from now through Mon, 4/27. All of our PTA Board positions are open including President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Learn more about the positions on the nomination form, which can be downloaded here. Nomination forms are due by Mon, 4/7 to the RHMS main office or emailed to Susan Roux ( Please look for ballots to come home with your child next week (4/27-30). Ballots will be due Tue, May 5. Newly elected officers will be announced at the PTA General Body Meeting on Thu, May 7.

    Athletics Next Week, 4/27 - 5/1

    PARENTS: Please ensure that your child is picked up on time! Also, athletes must come prepared to practice inside or outside for warm or cold weather.

    • Mon, Apr 27
      • Baseball Game: 4pm, Home game vs. Lowes Grove
      • Track Meet: 4pm, Home meet vs. Githens & Lakewood
    • Tue-Wed, 4/28-29
      • Baseball/Softball/Girls Soccer Conference Tournament: 4pm, Location TBA
    • Thu-Fri, Apr 30 - May 1
      • Track & Field Conference Meet: 4pm, Durham County Stadium, 750 Stadium Dr, $6 Admission

    School Dance, 5/1

    Our PTA is sponsoring a school dance on Fri, May 1, from 6-8pm.

    Champion Debaters Advance to State, 5/2

    On Sat, Apr 18, the RHMS Forensics Team tied for FIRST PLACE in the Regional Speech & Debate Competition. Now our kids advance to the State Competition on Sat, May 2, here at Rogers-Herr!

    Teacher Appreciation Week, 5/4-8

    Teacher Appreciation Week is fast approaching. Please think about how you can show your child's teachers appreciation!

    8th Gr. Cap & Gown Photos, 5/5

    Details to come!

    SIT Nomination Period Open Until 5/6

    The RHMS School Improvement Team (SIT) is accepting nominations for next year’s team from now through the Wed, May 6 deadline! We need parents who are willing to dedicate one day per month to help advance our School Improvement Plan (SIP) and are also members of our PTA. Please email our PTA President, Ms. Sharon McAllister ( with any PTA-related questions you may have. If you are interested in joining the RHMS SIT, please download the nomination form by clicking here. Completed forms may be emailed to our SIT Chair, Ms. Birshari Cox ( or you may turn completed forms in to the main office.

    Free Ice Cream, Family Book Fair Night, & PTA Mtg, 5/7

    Please join us for the PTA General Body Meeting on Thu, May 7 in the cafeteria. The meeting will be followed immediately by an ice cream social and Family Book Fair event! All of these events are taking place during Teacher Appreciation Week!

    PTA Unfundraiser, 5/11-29

    Last year we raised lots of money with our Unfundraiser! This year we'll do it again from May 11-29!

    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.

    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. 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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    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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    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 April 23, 2015