Here are the photos from Crom 2017!

DropBox Instructions

The above link will allow you to download selected pictures to your computer. You do this in two ways

  1. While viewing the photos (double click on any thumbnail) there are three dots … in the upper right hand corner. Click on the dots and a download option for that picture appears.
  2. To download multiples, in thumbnail view (not the photo viewer) select the pictures to download by highlighting them. (Ctrl_C, or Ctrl-Shift) and then hit the download option at the top of the list. It will create and download a Zip file to your computer. Open the folder and Extract All.

I usually keep the link active for a couple of months and then delete it.

These photos were post processed (cropped, adjusted for noise, exposure, etc) and are suitable mostly for screen viewing or small prints. If anyone desires to try a large format print of a specific picture I may be able to provide a better file for that purpose.

Crew Prom/Crom

It’s looking like it will be a great afternoon for crom! The invitation is attached as a reminder.

Mr. Sidor (Hailey’s grandfather) will be doing a photo shoot for all that would like to participate. Please be there at 4:00 for that. If you have a mask, bring that along to the photo shoot–a group mask shot would be cool!

Dinner is on your own following the photo shoot. Dance starts at 7:00 and ends at 10:00.

There is a large field in front of their house–please park in that and feel free to bring a snack/drink. Bottled waters and Ice waters were the hit last year.

Congratulations on a great racing day yesterday and we’ll see everyone this afternoon!


Rockford Rowing

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Crom 2017 Invitation.pdf

Important Canada Information for those Attending

Dear Parents and Athletes,

Attached to this e-mail is a permission slip for Canada. Here is the link that explains why the permission slip is recommended and how to fill it out.

Julie Staudacher is a notary and will be on hand at the banquet to notarize each permission slip.

The permission slip and a copy of the athletes official birth certificate (must be the certificate with the raised seal-a copy is fine) is due on the night of the banquet. We will have a table set up to notarize and turn in. These will be kept in a folder and will be in the coaches possession on the bus in the event they are needed.

Kathy, our treasurer, will be reaching out to each family soon to let you know what you owe. It was asked that each athlete sell 10 boxes of meat in order to make this fundraiser fair/equitable to all. Because of variances in amounts sold, it has been decided that the profit from the meat sale will go to each individual seller. The $1000 from the car wash will be divided amongst those that participated in the fundraising equally. If you did not participate in the Ada Meat fundraiser, a flat $400 is due.

Athletes will be departing after school on Thursday and arriving back Sunday night. Coaches will excuse them from school.

Parents in order to cross the border you will need either a passport or enhanced drivers license.


E-Mail From Dr. Shibler Regarding Sentencing Hearing

Dear Rowing Families,

As you know, late last year, former Crew Coach Timothy Vallier pled guilty to charges relating to videotaping female students and possessing child pornography he obtained through the internet.

Today, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Mr. Vallier was sentenced to 22 years in prison, with an additional five years of supervised probation, by the Honorable Judge Gordon J. Quist, US District Court Federal Judge, in Grand Rapids.

As a district and community, we will continue to send healing thoughts to the victims and those affected by Mr. Vallier’s deplorable actions.

Thank you,

Dr. Michael Shibler

Superintendent of Schools

Saturday’s Regatta

Dear Parents and Athletes,

First we want to start by saying a HUGE THANK YOU to all of the parents that helped at Midwest. So many helped in so many ways and it played a big part in the success of the weekend. It is appreciated!

We are coming into the home stretch and it’s been a wonderful season so far. This weekend is the Scholastic Rowing Association of Michigan Championship Regatta. Information on the regatta can be found on regatta central. It is held back at Riverside Park.

Athletes need to be at the Freshman Center at 6:45 a.m. and the bus will leave at 7:00 a.m. (This time is slightly later than what was originally stated). Remember, this is a drop only event and athletes will need to be transported by parents after the regatta.

Below is a link to the sign up genius for Saturday. Thank you to the parents that are volunteering to help with the parking for the event. I know the coordinators are very appreciative.

​Last, but not least…..GO RAMS!!! ​

Rockford Rowing

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List of Athletes Going to Canada

Dear Parents and Athletes,

As the Coaches have stated, "CSSRA is an extremely competitive international race. It offers different categories than the U.S. races, such as flyweight and lightweight rather than just lightweight, and also junior and senior rather than freshman, jv, and varsity. The coaches first goal is to fill as many competitive boats as we possibly can, recognizing that the categories are different, so even though a boat might’ve been competitive in the U.S. it is possible that it would not be as competitive as a different boat in CSSRA. Any Athlete, rather it is novice, jv, or varsity is able to go depending on what we see on the water, and what we think will have the best chance to show how fast our team is. Our goal with that in mind is to take as many kids as we possibly can without making the cost outrageous, so that means we can only get one bus which limits the number of kids we can take."

Because our Men’s Team is relatively smaller, any male rower/coxswain who has stated he would like to go will be able to attend.

Attached to this e-mail is a list of those rowers/coxswains that the coaches have selected to represent the Women’s Team.

If you are a part of this group and anything has changed for you, please notify the coaches ASAP.

Thank You,

Rockford Rowing

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Girls Canada.docx

Help Needed ASAP

SRAM is asking that all local teams provide 5 parent volunteers to help with States this Saturday.

They are asking that we help with directing parking from 6:30 a.m. until about 10:00 a.m.

We need four more volunteers. We would also welcome any alumni or adult rowers if interested in helping out at this regatta.

​Thank You!​

Rockford Rowing

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