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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.
Teacher Appreciation Week, 5/2-6
One of the greatest resources in schools are our teachers! Rogers-Herr is fortunate to have great teachers and staff. Teacher Appreciation Week is this week May 2 - May 6. Let's show our teachers and staff how much they are truly appreciated and valued. No act of kindness or appreciation is too big or too small.
Spring Book Fair
Our spring book fair starts this week and is open daily. We will be getting our groove on 60s style! To help celebrate our theme 60s theme, we will celebrate Throwback Thursday on May 5 with '60s day! Students and teachers are invited to show some book fair spirit by dressing in (appropriate) 1960s style attire. Students will visit the book fair with their Language Arts classes. Thank you in advance for your support in making this a successful book fair!
PTA Positions Open!
Our PTA is seeking nominations for next year’s officers. Contact our current PTA president Sharron McAllister at email@example.com if you are interested in serving on the RHMS PTA Executive Board for the 2016-2017 school year. Please join us on Thu, May 5 at 6:30pm for the final PTA general body meeting of the school year. RHMS Spirit Wear will be available for purchase. Following the meeting, we hope you will stay for the ice cream social and family night at the book fair!
We are holding our first annual book drive! Please donate new or gently used books that are appropriate for kids from birth to age 17. After the book drive, Ms. Miske's AIG class will arrange for the books to be delivered to the Durham's Book Harvest. All of the books donated go to other Durham families. We need your help to make the Book Drive successful! This book drive also serves as a good reason to do some spring cleaning!
Yearbooks Are Coming!
Buy your yearbook today! They are arriving in just a few weeks and we sold out quickly last year. Order yours today and bring home the memories! They are priced to move at just $25 each! Order forms are in core classrooms, the main office, or you can order one online at this link. The money we get from yearbooks goes to supporting our school. Thank you!
EOG Proctors Needed
We need 50 testing proctors on both Tue, May 31 & Fri, Jun 1, from 7:30-12pm,. State polices require testing proctors to monitor the administration of final exams and all end-of-grade and end-of-course exams. Please contact the main office to let us know that we can count on you to help us. If you are unable to proctor please spread the word to co-workers, church members, social organizations, family and friends. Proctors must be cleared DPS volunteers, 18 years or older and may not be a current DPS student. If you have not already done so, please register as a DPS volunteer at this link and be sure to select Rogers-Herr Middle School and “Test Proctor."
The End-of-Grade (EOG), Math I EOC, and NC Final Exam (NCFE) assessments are required to be administered the last 10 days of our school year. These assessments are designed to measure student performance as specified in the NC Standard Course of Study. While our testing schedule is subject to change, we are currently planning to administer assessments as follows:
- Fri, May 27: Math I EOC; 6th Gr. Sci NCFE
- Tue, May 31: All Gr. Rdg or Math EOG
- Wed, Jun 1: All Gr. Rdg or Math EOG
- Thu, Jun 2: 8th Gr. Sci EOG; 7th Gr. Sci NCFE
- Fri, Jun 3: 8th Gr. Sci EOG; 7th Gr. Sci NCFE
- Mon, Jun 6: 6th Gr. SS NCFE
- Tue, Jun 7: 8th Gr. SS NCFE
- Wed, Jun 8: 7th Gr. SS NCFE
- Thu, Jun 9: Makeup testing
- Fri, Jun 10: Makeup testing
8th Gr. Promotion Ceremony, 6/10
The 8th Grade Promotion Ceremonies will be held on Fri, Jun 10, in the gym. Please note we are having two ceremonies. The Explorers' ceremony will be from 8:30-9:30am. The Dreamseekers’ ceremony will be from 10-11am.
In an effort to keep the photos on our website current, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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 email@example.com), 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your child's name and updated phone numbers. We also have an active presence on Facebook & Twitter!
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.
That is all for this week's announcements. Have a wonderful week. RAMS ROCK!
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Here Comes the Bus
Sign up or log into Here Comes The Bus to track your child's bus, get notifications and more. School code for RHMS 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 @googlegroups.com.
To un-subscribe, visit the Google Group page and look for the "My Settings" button (a person with a wheel) in the top right corner. Click it and select "Leave this group."
- PHONE: To ensure that you get Principal Rogers' weekly phone updates, send an email to email@example.com 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 Remind.com. Standard message rates apply.
- SOCIAL MEDIA: Join us on
Facebook, follow us on
- 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.
- DURHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Visit www.dpsnc.net for
calendars, lunch menus and other info.
RHMS Google Calendar
On school days, our doors open for students at 7am and the instructional day begins promptly at 7:30. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria from 7-7:20am. Students arriving after 7:30am go directly to the main office to sign in, get a tardy pass, and then go to class.
Car riders and bus riders are dismissed at 2:20pm, which is when the instructional day ends. Attendance is very important and contributes to student success. We depend on parents to ensure that our students are present and on time every day.
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.
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.
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 us in fundraising today! Download the free app here!