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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.

Spelling Bee Winner!

Please congratulate Jack Pye on becoming the Rogers-Herr Spelling Champion! Jack will go on to represent RHMS at the Regional Spelling Bee on Sat, Mar 17, 9am, Riverside High, 3218 Rose of Sharon Rd, where he will compete against 60 other school champions from public, private, charter, and homeschools across Durham and Orange Counties! We hope you will come cheer him on!

Whooping Cough

Outbreaks of whooping cough, technically known as pertussis, have been reported in Wake, Orange, and Henderson counties. To stave off any problems related to pertussis in our area, please be vigilant about handwashing and other basic hygenic practices. Learn more about pertussis and other common ailments on our Health & Wellness page.

Career Day All Call

The future business leaders in our FBLA Club invite you or anyone in our community to come share stories with our students about what you do for Career Day on Thu, Feb 22. You can register online at this link or pick up a form in the front office. Email Ms. Hines, our Business Teacher and FBLA Adviser, at with any questions you may have. Come inspire young minds to think about their futures! They really want to hear about your career!

Yoga Mat All Call

If you have a yoga mat that isn't being used please consider donating it to our PE classes via Ms. Penuel!

iPhone All Call

Our students are learning how to create apps for the Apple Store (this is a pilot program and we're choosing not to try with Android devices yet) but not every kid has access to an iPhone or iPad. If you have any of these devices lying around that aren't being used anymore, we'd love to play around with them! No cellular service is necessary, we'll just use the wifi. Please label them "Rosenberg" and turn them in to the front office staff. Mr. Rosenberg will be happy to write you a tax-deductible receipt, too!

We Are The Champions!

Please take a moment to congratulate our girls & boys basketball teammates and cheerleaders on their awesome season, and our boys basketball team specifically for becoming the UNDEFEATED, 14-0 season champions when they vanquished Carrington Middle last Thursday, 65-43. Special shout outs go to Jordan Vereen for outstanding service as the boys team manager, Nathaniel Byers having the team’s highest academic average, & Marquise Rice, the tournament MVP! Thank you team moms, booster club members, fathers, and fans for all you've done to support our athletes this year. Great job Rams! You ROCK!

History Bee Winners!

Please take a moment to congratulate these kids on qualifying for History Bee Regionals:

  • Bortz, Brendan (7th Gr)
  • Drew VanDine (7th Gr)
  • Meade, Charles (7th Gr)
  • Preston, Anna (6th Gr, top score)
  • Zentz, Braden (7th Gr)
This next round is usually in Charlotte during our spring intersession. Please take a moment to wish them luck!


This month, we're focused on the character trait, "Fairness." Teachers will nominate students who routinely exemplify this trait. Please discuss the importance of being fair with your child as well as specific ways your child may exhibit fairness daily.

NJHS Induction, 2/7

The Nat'l Jr. Honor Society induction ceremony that had been scheduled for 1/24 has been rescheduled for Wed, Feb 7 at 6pm in our auditorium. Please contact Mr. Glenn Estacio if you have any questions.

Progress Reports, 2/8

We will send progress reports home with students Thu, Feb 8. Please review it with your child, celebrate strengths, and devise a plan to work on any areas where improvement is needed.

School Dance, 2/9

Have fun with your friends at the school dance on Fri, Feb 9, 6-8pm. $5 at the door; permission slip required.

Conditioning & Tryouts, 2/12-21

Spring sports conditioning will be on Mon, Feb 12 - Tue, Feb 13, 2:30-5pm. Tryouts for spring sports teams will be from Mon, Feb 19 - Wed, Feb 21. All required signed forms must be on file before students may participate in conditioning or tryouts. These forms can be downloaded on the Athletics webpage or picked up in the main office.

Dine At Freddy's, 2/20

Get burgers & frozen custard shakes for the whole family on Tue, Feb 20, 5-9pm, at Freddy's, 3303 Watkins Rd, and they'll donate 15% of whatever you spend to our PTA! Better yet, you don't even have to present a flyer! Just make sure you tell the folks at the counter when you're ordering that you want to support RHMS!

PTA Mtg, 2/22

Our PTA has a lot planned for the rest of the year. Please join us at the General Body meeting to learn all about what's happening and how you can get involved on Thu, Feb 22.

Box Tops Due 2/23

Our PTA is sending all the box tops they've amassed so far so please get all of your box tops in to the front office by Fri, Feb 23.

6th Gr. Money Class, 3/29

On Thu, Mar 29, from 9:30-3:00, which is during our intersession, 6th graders only may participate in an interactive workshop about money management, hosted by and taking place at the Durham Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St. Water is provided, but students should bring a lunch. It costs $10 per student. Call Peggy Kernodle, 919.560.0523, or email her at

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, you can also get text messages (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 with your child's name and updated phone numbers. We also have an active presence on Facebook & Twitter!

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

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School Hours


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.

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Here Comes the Bus

Sign up or log in to Here Comes The Bus to track the location and schedule of your child's bus. Our school code 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
    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 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 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.
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Academic Calendar

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Parent-Teacher Association

Join our PTA: Support RHMS

It’s never too late to join the PTA! You’ll be surprised how fulfilling it is to take this step! You’ll join a community of parents and teachers that make a difference for our students together. our membership and donations to the RHMS PTA support classroom supplies, educational activities, staff appreciation events, informational forums for parents, and fun events for our students throughout the year. PTA dues and donations are also tax deductible! Joining our PTA, which is only $8, has never been easier now that you can sign up online! That's right! No forms to download, print, fill out, and turn in with a check! All you have to do is click here to join! It's so easy, why not do it right now?

Buy Ram Gear!

New RHMS duffle bags are just $15! Perfect for health class! New RHMS crewneck sweatshirts are just $20! Short-sleeved tees are just $12! Buy two items and get $5 off your total! Buy all three and get $10 off! Fill out an order form in the front office. Give forms and money to the front office reception. Orders can be picked up from there, too! Questions:

Hip to Clip Competition!

logo: Box Tops for Education
Hit up your parents, neighbors, and friends for Box Top insignias (pictured) and then drop them in your core classroom's "Hip to Clip" collection box! Get as many in as you can because collecting the "Box Tops" insignia is an easy way to make money for our school! Just locate the image above on your favorite foods and home goods, cut them out, and have your child give them to their core teachers. Product lists and complete details are linked from on our Cool School Cash page.

Re-Link Shopping Cards!

Did you know that last year we raised over $2,400 for our school by just linking our shopping cards at Target, Kroger and Harris Teeter to our school? All you need to do is go to customer service at your local Kroger or Harris Teeter and ask that they link (or re-link) your shopping card to our school. Both rewards programs run Aug–May each year and you MUST re-link your card to our school ID each year. Our Kroger School ID is 94484 and our Harris Teeter School ID is 3646. Our PTA can link your Harris Teeter card for you. Just email your last name and your HT card number or the phone number associated with your HT card to Susan Roux at We will do the rest!


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 compete for the most money raised. We just received a check from Shoparoo for $55! Use this referral code: goh50341. Join us in fundraising today! Download the free app here!

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 Ryanne Logan at 919.560.3970 x 70234.

This page last updated February 6, 2018