Principal Fuga’s Updates

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

School Dance, 9/19

The RHMS Athletics Department is hosting the first dance of the school year on Friday, September 19, 6-8pm. A signed permission form is necessary to buy a ticket and enter the dance. Tickets are $5 in advance (sold until 9/17), $7 at the door.

Science Under the Stars, 9/23

Join us for the 10th annual Science Under the Stars on Tuesday, September 23, 6-8pm! This event will be on Duke's campus and the parking is FREE if you park in the lot off of Circuit Drive, near the Towerview Road intersection (called the Gross Chemistry Parking Lot). The event will be held at the French Family Science Center, which is to the Northeast of this parking lot. From 6-7:30pm, guests will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on science experiments at stations overseen by Duke students. The Duke Chemistry Outreach group will stage the "Demonstration Extravaganza" from 7:30-8pm (weather permitting). For more information, send an email to kenneth.lyle@duke.edu.

School Store Opens 9/26

The PBIS school store will officially open next Friday, September 26 during student lunches. Please help us collect more incentives for students to choose from at the store! We would greatly appreciate any small tokens such as school supplies, healthy snacks, gift cards, etc. At the store, students will be able to exchange their Ram Bucks for these rewards. Please turn in any donations to the front office, Attn: Tony Hemphill. Thank you in advance for your support. Remember, Rams ROCK!

Intersession Basketball Camp,
9/29 - 10/10

Coach Hemphill is hosting Rayz and Fly Ty Annual Basketball Camp from Monday, September 29 until Friday, October 10. See the Coach for an application.

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!

Carowinds Field Trip Update

We still have some seats available on our bus for our school-wide field trip to Carowinds this May!! Seats are now available on a first-come, first-served basis! Please send a minimum $10 deposit for each person attending to your child's core teacher! All students must turn in a completed Eligibility Agreement, Permission, and Medical form (click here for forms in English; haga clic aquí para ver las formas en español) with the $10 deposit, and all Chaperones must turn in a completed Eligibility Agreement with the $10 deposit and fill out a Volunteer Application online. The total cost for every student and chaperone to come with us is $93, which includes lunch at Carowinds. Chaperones who don't ride the bus with us may pay only $59, but please indicate on your Eligibility Agreement form when paying your deposit that you are NOT planning to ride the bus. The trip will take place on Friday, May 15, 2015. We will leave school at exactly 7:45am. To pick your child up that evening, please be arrive at RHMS by 8:45pm.

StudentCam Documentary Contest!

StudentCam is C-SPAN's annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation. Students in grades 6-12 are asked to create a short (5-7 minute) video documentary on a topic related to the competition theme. The theme for this year is: “The Three Branches and You.” Tell a story that demonstrates how a policy, law or action by either the Executive, Legislative, or Judicial branch has affected you or your community. With cash prizes totalling $100,000, C-SPAN awards prizes to 150 student documentaries, and 53 teacher advisers! All eligible documentaries must adhere to the Competition Rules, and be submitted to C-SPAN by Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Winners will be announced in March 2015.

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

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  • EMAIL: Get weekly RHMS updates through the RHMS Google Group. To subscribe, simply send an email to rogers-herr-middle-school+subscribe @googlegroups.com.
  • PHONE: To ensure that you get Principal Fuga's weekly phone updates, send an email to hope.samuels@dpsnc.net with your child's name and updated phone numbers.
  • TEXT MESSAGE: text @rogershe to 910-853-6794. You'll receive a request for your name. Once you reply, you will be subscribed to our texting service at Remind101.com. Standard message rates apply.
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  • 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.
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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, 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 September 25, 2014