April 2020 100th Anniversary Celebration

  • 2015 Hall Of Honor

    2015 Hall Of Honor

  • 2016 Trophy

    2016 Trophy

September 1920, Grossmont High School opened; however, for its first two years, while the original school, now the district office, was built, students attended school at their temporary home, the old Riverview HS campus in Lakeside. In September 25, 1922, Foothillers first attended classes in the granite “Castle” that has been an iconic landmark in East County since its completion.

This fall Grossmont will celebrate its 100th Anniversary, part of a yearlong celebration of the traditions of being a Foothiller.

The first date to be circled on your calendar is the GHS vs Sweetwater High School football game on Friday, September 18th. In 1920, Sweetwater High was the first school that Grossmont played in football, the beginning of a fierce forty-one year rivalry from 1920-1961, which was documented over the years on the perpetual trophy we call the “Bucket Trophy”. Amazingly, Sweetwater High School is also celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2020.

During its 100th Anniversary Celebration, Grossmont will induct 12 new members of its Hall of Honor, bringing the total Hall of Honor members to 51, alumni, staff, and community members who distinguished themselves, bringing honor to Grossmont HS. Click here for the current list.

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March 2020 Peer Listening

  • Christina Alley Door

    Christina Alley Door

  • Students Signing Valentine Day Grams

    Students Signing Valentine Day Grams

  • Susan Phillips Kindness Tree Door

    Susan Phillips Kindness Tree Door

  • Amber Garrett Door Leave Footprints of Love and Kindness Wherever you go Door

    Amber Garrett Door Leave Footprints of Love and Kindness Wherever you go Door

One of the many wonderful facets of Grossmont High School’s counseling program is the GRC, the Grossmont Resource Center, which was created in the 1990’s to provide personal and social support for students and their families.Within the GRC, the Peer Listener program is one of the ways in which students are supported by their peers.

Peer Listeners are carefully selected seniors, who are highly trained in peer support and mediation skills throughout their junior year.Peers must exhibit strong academic skills and personal/social decision-making skills.These seniors offer confidential, one on one support: for students to create their own solutions to challenging issues; a safe space without adults or counselors; a judgement-free zone; and peer mediation.

Read more: March 2020 Peer Listening

January 2020-Good News

  • 2019 Sophomore Carissa Freeman 2nd Place Hills and Valley League

    2019 Sophomore Carissa Freeman 2nd Place Hills and Valley League

  • Devin Provence 6th Place CIF Finish with Coaches Oscar Talamandes and Kevin Baer

    Devin Provence 6th Place CIF Finish with Coaches Oscar Talamandes and Kevin Baer

  • Madeline Minutelli at CA State Meet

    Madeline Minutelli at CA State Meet

  • 2019 Tennis Team with Coach Hillary Park

    2019 Tennis Team with Coach Hillary Park

  • 2019 GHS JV League Champions 10 to 0, Undefeated Season

    2019 GHS JV League Champions 10 to 0, Undefeated Season

  • Cheer Division III CIF Champions

    Cheer Division III CIF Champions

  • Green Club and H-Chemistry Campus Clean Up

    Green Club and H-Chemistry Campus Clean Up

  • 2019 Failure A Love Story Cast

    2019 Failure A Love Story Cast

The first semester of Grossmont High School’s 99th year ended on December 20, 2019. Throughout the semester, the campus was filled with the excitement of student and staff achievements. Here are a few of the ways that Foothillers distinguished themselves this semester.

Girls Golf

Read more: January 2020-Good News

February 2020-Wrestling

  • 2019-20 Varsity Wrestling, Photo Courtesy of Ged Bulat

    2019-20 Varsity Wrestling, Photo Courtesy of Ged Bulat

  • 1958 First Wrestling Team

    1958 First Wrestling Team

In 1958, wrestling was first designated as a Varsity sport. . In 1958 wrestler Dave Christian placed fourth in the Southern Californian CIF competition. Under the coaching of Ken Maynard, the program developed its standing in the San Diego County-wide Metro League, placing third in 1960 and again in 1962 with a record of 10-2.

That legacy continued over the next two decades, the 1960’s and 1970’s, with the emergence of a family of wrestlers, the 5 Funke brothers, Carl, Chris, Bill, Andy, and Alex. The Funkes were a dominant presence in league and county meets, being named to Grossmont District League and CIF First Teams.

Read more: February 2020-Wrestling

December 2019: Beloved Christmas Pageant

  • 1968 Feast Scene

    1968 Feast Scene

  • Pageant Book Cover

    Pageant Book Cover

One of the most beloved traditions in GHS’s history is the acclaimed Christmas Pageant, which was presented by Grossmont High School staff and students as an annual gift to the community from 1926-1988.

We have recently completed a 270-page history of the Christmas Pageant. The purpose of the book is to capture the Christmas Pageant through photographs, personal memories, newspaper articles, Pageant programs, choir albums, and more. The book is predominately a pictorial history of the Christmas Pageant at GHS from 1926-1988 and includes all of the photographs from the El Recuerdos, Grossmont High School’s yearbooks.

Read more: December 2019: Beloved Christmas Pageant

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