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
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