Principal Rogers' Updates 12/03/18
Progress reports were sent home with students this week. Please review the progress report with your child and devise a plan to complete and submit any missing assignments.
Make-Up Days Reminder
In order to make up the instructional time missed due to the hurricanes, Sept. 13, Sept. 19 and Dec. 5 DPS Early Release days have been changed to full days. The upcoming Early Release day originally scheduled for December 5th has been canceled and December 5th will now be a full day of instruction for students and staff.
Case 21 Testing
Mark your calendars. Students will take District Case 21 benchmark assessments in reading, math and 8th grade science during the week of December 10th -14th. The assessments will focus on standards taught during the first and second nine weeks. The data will be used to guide instruction and cover any needed areas of focus from the first and second quarters. We ask that all students get a good night’s sleep, eat breakfast, and come to school prepared and on time. Please reach out to your student's teacher if you have any questions about these assessments.
We’re off to a good start with our 2018 Ram Power Unfundraiser. This year, we’re going for 100% participation and your donation of any size would be very much appreciated. You can send a check to school with your student, made out to the RHMS PTA, or you can give online at paypal.me/RAMSROCK. With your help, we are raising $20,000 in funds to pay for more students to participate in extracurricular activities, teacher recognition, graphing calculators for our math classrooms, walkie-talkies to maximize school communication and safety, and a new gym audio sound system. With your help, I know we can get there and reach our goals. Thanks again for supporting our PTA and the important work they do in ensuring that Rogers-Herr continues to provide all of our students with an outstanding, 21st Century education. All donations to the Unfundraiser are tax-deductible.
8th Grade Update
Attention 8th-grade parents: Believe it or not it’s time to start thinking about high school. Last week, students were given a snapshot of all DPS Magnet Schools and information about CTE Pathways each school has to offer. School tour information was also handed out. On Wednesday, December 5, Ms. Logan would like to invite ALL 8thgrade parents out to learn about the different programs and opportunities available through the DPS Magnet Lottery. Parent Information Night will take place in the RHMS cafeteria from 5:30pm-7pm. High School representatives will be present and available for questions. Please plan to attend. There will be an interpreter on sight for all Spanish speaking families.
The GEMS are hosting the 4th annual Candy Gram sale Monday, Dec. 3 through Thursday, Dec. 6. Candy Grams give students and staff an opportunity to send their friends, classmates, and RHMS faculty a special message with a sweet treat before we break for intersession. Candy Gems are $1 each and will be sold during each grade level’s lunch. All Candy Grams will be delivered by the GEMS executive Board on Friday, December 14th.
Music Department Update
This is a reminder to all students and parents of our upcoming concerts. The 8th-grade band, chorus, and strings will perform on Monday, December 3rd. The 7th-grade band, chorus, and strings will perform on Thursday, December 6th. The 6th-grade band, chorus, and strings will perform on Monday, December 10th. Strings students need to be at school by 5:30 pm to tune with Mr. Bodiford. The band and chorus students need to be at school by 6:00 pm. Students need to come dressed in proper concert attire. All concerts begin at 6:30 pm and a $3.00 admission fee will be collected by the RHMS Music Booster Organization. Please contact Mr. Bodiford or Ms. Cammon if you have any questions or concerns.”
Shop the Online Book Fair through Dec. 7
Thanks to all the families who supported our library by purchasing at the book fair. We will have one last chance to shop in person first thing Monday morning, but you can shop online until Dec. 7 and all purchases will be delivered to the school following the end of the online fair. Or, download the free book fairs app and get $5 off purchases of $25 or more when you enter APP19 at checkout. Click here to access the online fair, and we thank you for your support!
Come out this week to support our RHMS athletes:
- Tuesday, Dec. 4th, RHMS Basketball home against Neal-Game starts at 4:00
- Thursday, Dec. 6th, RHMS Basketball at Brogden-Game starts at 4:00
Staying for Home Games - Students planning to remain after school to attend any home game must have a signed parent permission form from their parent/guardian and $3.00 for their ticket before they can remain after school. They must report to the auditorium for supervision immediately after dismissal. Students are not allowed to hang out in front of the school, roam the building, or walk across the street to the stores or other businesses.
Students in the Encore program will report to the cafeteria for Encore where they will remain until 4:00. If attending for the partial game with Encore, students enrolled in ENCORE are encouraged to donate at least $1.00 towards the Athletics department. If remaining for the entire event, ENCORE students need a signed permission form and $3.00 to be released from the Encore program. Permission forms are available in the main office or on the RHMS website. Emailed and verbal requests will not be accepted. However, a dated handwritten note granting permission with parent's/guardian's signature will be accepted.
Tickets are $3.00 for all Middle School non-championship sporting Events. Children 5 and under are free. DPS Employees are free in all non-play-offs and championship games with ID badge. Admission for championship games are $5.00 per person children 5 and under are free.
Thank you for making Rogers-Herr an extraordinary place to learn, work and grow. As always, Rams Rock!