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

  • Groundbreaking for New Performing Arts CenterGrace Morrison, Marta Jacoletti, _, Kennedy Dirkes, Hunter Rodgers, Trinity Buck, Emily Fenick, Christina Luzader, Alondra Guardado,

    Groundbreaking for New Performing Arts CenterGrace Morrison, Marta Jacoletti, _, Kennedy Dirkes, Hunter Rodgers, Trinity Buck, Emily Fenick, Christina Luzader, Alondra Guardado,

  • 2019 Mamma Mia

    2019 Mamma Mia

  • 2019 Musical Event Coordinator Misty and Kevin Diamond

    2019 Musical Event Coordinator Misty and Kevin Diamond

  • GHS Helix Water Winners

    GHS Helix Water Winners

  • LouAnn Kirby and Nicole Thren  Alyssa Allman, Carolina Costa and Rachel Gallegos with students Champions Terry Ryan Grossmont

    LouAnn Kirby and Nicole Thren Alyssa Allman, Carolina Costa and Rachel Gallegos with students Champions Terry Ryan Grossmont

  • Scholarship Recipients Liachell Alob, Brent Lapp, Calista Zaenger

    Scholarship Recipients Liachell Alob, Brent Lapp, Calista Zaenger

  • GHS Varsity and JV Valley Track League Champions Team Photo courtesy of Susan Cooper

    GHS Varsity and JV Valley Track League Champions Team Photo courtesy of Susan Cooper

  • 2019 Boys Lacrosse Grossmont League Champions

    2019 Boys Lacrosse Grossmont League Champions

  • GHS Womes Soccer Division II CIF champions 18-19

    GHS Womes Soccer Division II CIF champions 18-19

As the school year comes to an end, we want to take a moment and celebrate some of the good news from this semester.

Teachers of the Year

Congratulations to Marta Jacoletti, chosen by the Grossmont HS teachers as its Teacher of the Year.  According to Principal Dan Barnes, “Since 1999, Performing Arts Teacher Mrs. Jiacoletti has distinguished herself in many ways, including being a leader on campus as a Department Chairperson. Marta represents the very best in teachers and inspires other teachers about what great teachers do. Marta genuinely loves her students and works diligently to support their success.”

Read more: June 2019-Semester Good News

Steven Brault 2010, Zak Farris, Keoni Valdez and Joe Musgrove  2011Two Foothillers returned to San Diego as pitchers for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Starting pitcher Joe and reliever Steven both won their games on Friday and Saturday.  On Thursday, they visited Grossmont to reconnect with the school, teachers, and coaches, and to visit with current baseball players.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/padres/story/2019-05-19/padres-pirates-cal-quantrill-joe-musgrove

https://www.thestate.com/sports/mlb/article230597019.html

 

 

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