• Colin Taquino, Tristan Laube, Lauren Munden, Joey Arthur, Roman Gonzales, Rick Marus, Chris Martinez

    Colin Taquino, Tristan Laube, Lauren Munden, Joey Arthur, Roman Gonzales, Rick Marus, Chris Martinez

  • Scottish Rite donation left Mike George and John A. Schneidmiller with Karen Childress-Evans

    Scottish Rite donation left Mike George and John A. Schneidmiller with Karen Childress-Evans

  • 2019 Guitar Class

    2019 Guitar Class

 Since its beginnings, Grossmont High School has offered a varied educational experience for its students.Very quickly, the quality of Grossmont’s performing arts classes became a source of pride for the community as every performance was greeted by a “full house”.Today’s programs continue this historic heritage.

Instrumental Music Update from Director Ray Webb

“Your Royal Blue Regiment earned a top music score for all bands at the first field tournament of the year at Escondido High School on Oct 5th. This was our first opportunity to use the instruments that were purchased with funds donated from our amazing alumni, retirees, and the GHS Educational Foundation. 

Read more: November 2019 Performing Arts Department

  • 1961 ER Model Home

    1961 ER Model Home

  • Rendiering, Jessica Medlin

    Rendiering, Jessica Medlin

  • Elevation, Jessica Medlin

    Elevation, Jessica Medlin

  • Rendering, Jamie Medlin

    Rendering, Jamie Medlin

  • Elevation, Jamie Medlin

    Elevation, Jamie Medlin

In 1958-1959, a unique program began at Grossmont: a program to teach students home construction skills.According to a June 14, 1959 San Diego Union article, the plan was conceived by John Warburton, GHS Principal two years in 1957.

November 1, 1959, construction began on a home designed by student Frank Moog, located on the north side of the football field. 9 carpentry students did the building; 16 home economic students, 3 drafting students, 4 workshop students, and 2 metal shop students worked on the home in various capacities.

Read more: October 2019-Engineering Pathway

2018 2019 Marching Band As its 99thschool year begins, Grossmont High School has 1700 students enrolled in its Visual and Performing Arts programs, the largest number in the Grossmont Union High School District.  The large number of students in so many wonderful programs, like the Instrumental Music program, make it difficult to fund them adequately.  Unfortunately, however, Visual and Performing Arts programs are underfunded in public education national wide.

Since its beginning, the Instrumental Music Program has been an essential part of Grossmont High School.  In 1921, the orchestra consisted of 17 students with the first band in 1930.  Today, the historic 99-year old program has become a program dependent on decades old instruments. In a letter emailed to GHS Alumni and Retirees this summer, program director Ray Webb explained the need for financial support to purchase large instruments.

Read more: September 2019-Instrumental Music Needs Our Help

  • Gene Chubb with 1922 School Building in Background, photo courtesy of Pam Martin

    Gene Chubb with 1922 School Building in Background, photo courtesy of Pam Martin

  • Jerry Lewis Scholarship Travis McCrae 2019

    Jerry Lewis Scholarship Travis McCrae 2019

  • Foundation Scholarships Bailey Wilcox, Zack Zolina, Gabi Egan, James Bond, Kana Okura

    Foundation Scholarships Bailey Wilcox, Zack Zolina, Gabi Egan, James Bond, Kana Okura

  • Gloria Jones Scholarship  Jeremy Hersch, Rachel Gallegos, Kennedy Dirkes, Don Ginn

    Gloria Jones Scholarship Jeremy Hersch, Rachel Gallegos, Kennedy Dirkes, Don Ginn

  • Ryan Wilcox Scholarship Bailey Wilcox, Amy Wilcox,  Jaymee Gonnello

    Ryan Wilcox Scholarship Bailey Wilcox, Amy Wilcox, Jaymee Gonnello

This month, we’d like to acknowledge those who make a difference at Grossmont High School. GHS is definitely a campus “where the old meets the new”, enriching current Foothillers in countless ways.

Alumnus Gene Chubb, Class of 1948 and frequent donor to Grossmont High School, epitomizes this impact, as he poses with block from his company RCP, which is being used in the construction of the new 2020 Event Center.In the photo, Gene is seen with the 1922 original granite “Castle” in the background.For nearly four decades, Gene has generously donated materials, labor, and money to Grossmont, creating concrete landmarks of Foothiller pride throughout the campus. (see October 2018 Footsteps)

Thank You to Jim Spackman, Class of 1959

Read more: August 2019: Foothillers Making a Difference

  • 2019 Graduation

    2019 Graduation

  • 2019 Making the Daisy Chain

    2019 Making the Daisy Chain

  • 2019 Daisy Chain Photo Courtesy of Boyd Anderson

    2019 Daisy Chain Photo Courtesy of Boyd Anderson

For 98 years, Grossmont High School’s students and staff have taken great pride in the traditions surrounding graduation. Thursday, June 6th, 440 seniors became part of an amazing group: more than 37,000 Foothiller graduates.

At the beginning of the ceremony, three retiring teachers were recognized for their service to Grossmont: Denise Bates, Tony Camara, and Deb Potter.

Read more: July 2019-98th Graduation Ceremony

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