Principal Fuga’s Updates

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

8th Grade Parent Info Night (PIN), 1/22

Are you ready for some high school?! If your 8th grader is interested in a DPS Magnet School or Pathway, please join us for our 8th grade Parent Information Night (PIN) on Thursday, January 22, 6-8pm in the cafeteria, where representatives from magnet high schools will share information and answer questions about your child’s future.

DPS Magnet Online Application Available (Now - 1/30)

If you are interested in applying to a different DPS magnet school, please make sure you fill out an online application before the deadline, which is Friday, January 30.

Black & Yellow Spelling Bee, 1/23

On Friday, January 23, all RHMS students are asked to come to school wearing Black & Yellow for the School-Wide Spelling Bee on Friday, January 23, at 8:30am in the auditorium, in which four students from each of our six teams will compete for a shot at the title of RHMS Spelling Champion. He or she will then compete in the Triangle Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 14, at Duke University against the winners of school spelling bees from public, charter, private, and home schools across Durham and Orange County! In late May, Duke University will send the winner of the Triangle Regional Spelling Bee and their parent/guardian to Washington, DC to compete in the National Spelling Bee! In the six years that Duke University has been hosting the regional spelling bee tournament, one champion came from Orange County Schools (2013), one from a charter school (2010), and three winners came from Durham Public Schools (Chewning 2011, EK Powe 2012, Little River 2014), but none have ever come from Rogers-Herr! Let's make this the year that a Rogers-Herr student goes to Washington, DC to compete in the national spelling bee! Here is what you need to know to start studying:

  • Click here to download the study words
  • If you’ve mastered all of the study words, there are more lists, categorized by etymology, at this link
  • Take a look at the following books:
    • How to Spell Like a Champ, by Barrie Trinkle, Carolyn Andrews, and Paige Kimble
    • The Spelling List and Word Study Resource Book, by Mary Jo Fresh & Aileen Wheaton
    • Merriam-Webster’s Vocabulary Builder, by Mary W. Cornog

School Tours, 1/21 - 1/28

Want to Visit Rogers-Herr? Click here to sign up for a tour on any of the following remaining dates:

  • Wed, 1/21, 10am
  • Thu, 1/22, 10am
  • Thu, 1/22, 4:30pm
  • Tue, 1/27, 8am & 4:30pm
  • Wed, 1/28, 10am

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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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
  • PHONE: To ensure that you get Principal Fuga's weekly phone updates, send an email to 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 Standard message rates apply.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA: Join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter!
  • 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 for lunch menus and other info.
  • More links to DPS resources on our
    Helpful Info for Parents page »

Pay for School Stuff Online


RHMS Google Calendar

Our Google Calendar »
lists upcoming school events.

Academic Calendar

Durham Public Schools calendars page

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 January 21, 2015