Grossmont High School Museum - Honoring the Past

lynn connie paulIn October 2008, a dream was realized with the Grand Opening of the GHS Museum on the Grossmont campus.  Prior to its opening, Connie Baer, Class of 1965, and Lynn Baer, Class of 1969, spent 18 months, organizing and creating the Museum displays.

During the school year, the ninth grade English classes visit the Museum as part of our efforts to share our wonderful 97-year old history with them. We are open each Wednesday at lunch for the students to explore our amazing traditions. 

To learn more about  the generosity of our Foothiller family,  browse the 97th Anniversary Program HERE.  2016-2017 was our 96th Anniversary Celebration! Read more about the 96th Anniversary HERE, and browse our 95th Anniversary Program HERE.  Foothillers have so much to celebrate! 

Open to the public the first Wednesday of each month and by appointment on other Wednesdays, the Museum welcomes alumni and the community to share their memories of Grossmont High, as we discover all that we have in common.

The Museum operates solely on donations, which are used to create the Museum displays, to preserve our memorabilia, and to celebrate Grossmont's history. Listed below are some of our current projects and fundraising needs. We hope to be in our new Museum location in the current 3300 sq. foot dance room, once the new Performing Arts complex is completed in 2019.

To make a tax-deductible financial donation, please use the Pay Pal button on the right. if you would like to sponsor a certain project, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You may also write a check, payable to the GHS Educational Foundation, and mail it to GHS Museum, P.O. Box 1043,La Mesa, CA 91944-1043: in the check memo, please specify your sponsorship of a certain project or specify Museum General Fund.

Sponsorship Opportunities: We need your help!


leave printThe GHS Museum and Alumni Association need your support to continue our efforts to celebrate, preserve, and display our remarkable Foothiller history. As we look ahead to moving into the 3300 square foot dance room (rec room in old Girls PE Building) in 2019, we need your financial donations to fund new display cases since only a few cases in the current Museum are portable.
Also, please help us fund our newest book documenting the 62-year Pictorial History of the Christmas Pageant, a two year project. Download the Flyer

Donations of any amount are welcome. To make a donation, please donate via Pay Pal or write a check payable to GHS Educational Foundation and mail to GHS Museum, P.O. Box 1043, La Mesa, CA 91944.


December 2017-JNROTC

  • 2017 Battalion Establishment
  • 2017 Mini Boot Camp
  • Cadet Ramos

Connie and Lynn Baer, Cadets Chayla Crouch and Jocelyn Brown-Hill

The earliest evidence of a Military Science Program at Grossmont High School is a small photograph in the 1948 year book El Recuerdo. The 1950 yearbook first featured the Military Science Program, called the California Cadet Corps.  According to the yearbook, “The California Cadet Corps gives high school boys courses in military training and tactics.  In addition to their training at school and camps, these uniformed Foothillers regulated traffic and guarded at football and basketball games and at school dances.” The program continued until 1971 when it ended, due to the controversy over the Vietnam War. 

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