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 96-year old history with them. We are open each Wednesday at lunch for the students to explore our amazing traditions. 

The highlight of the 2016-2017 was our 96th Anniversary Celebration! Read more about the 96th Anniversary HERE, and browse our 96th Anniversary Program HERE.  Foothillers have 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.

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!

    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

    • $200: 2017 GHS Track Program for the girls and boys teams
    • $200: Cleaning of 1963 AFS Friendship Tree bronze plaque which must be moved due to the Performing Arts Center construction, scheduled to begin in March.  After its cleaning, the plaque will be placed adjacent to a tree near the new Office and Art buildings.
    • $2,000: Pictorial History of the Christmas Pageant: We welcome donations to help us fund the creation of this book. These initial donations will fund the scanning of yearbook photos and loose photos we have in the Museum collection. (Stay tuned…we will be contacting you for your Pageant memories in the future.)

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  • A Look Back

    1928football field

    This is a wonderful photo from the past, which Lynn found in the 1928 El Recuerdo.  It was in a collage of photos and originally quite small. The photo shows students making a G (we think) on the football field.  In the background is the original school with an amazing view of the cloistered corridor arches that framed the back wing until the WPA construction of the two-story classroom building.

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Foothiller Footsteps, May 2017 - Mock Trial

mock trial 2017In March, Grossmont High School students participated in the San Diego County High School Mock Trial Competition, for the fourth year. The Mock Trial Competition is sponsored by local, state, and federal courts and the San Diego County Bar Association.  Each high school team consists of between 8 and 25 students.  SDCBA assists in providing lawyer coaches while the courts provide the judges and the courtrooms.  This year 29 county high schools participated in the competition.

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