Another relatively “new” Grossmont High School sport is Volleyball. Since the first volleyball team “took the court” in 1972, Grossmont students have enjoyed the challenges and the excitement of volleyball.
Not all international students who visit Grossmont stay for the entire school year. Historically, Foothillers have also hosted students who visit for shorter periods of time.
In October 1963, a program that fostered international understanding was “Operation Amigo”, which was sponsored by the San Diego Union. Spanish teacher Bob Miller, who was “interested in improving Latin America’s image of the United States”, made the transportation arrangements and traveled with the students from Mexico City to San Diego. 30 students arrived at Lindbergh Field from Costa Rica and Peru to “cheers and waves of Grossmont High band, Caperettes, and official greeters. Banners in Spanish welcomed the visitors who were to stay for two weeks.”
Welcoming international students to Grossmont High School has been a tradition at Grossmont, creating life altering experiences and lifelong friendships. One prominent program for decades at GHS was the American Field Service. According to their 1969-1974 newsletters, AFS “began with a group of WWI ambulance drivers who wanted to help bring peace and understanding to the young people of the world.” The AFS motto proclaims, “Walk together, Talk together, O Ye People of the Earth, Then and only then shall ye have peace.”
Soccer, a sport which is an international sensation, arrived at Grossmont High School in 1970. Since then, Boys and Girls Soccer Teams have provided Foothillers with opportunities to create amazing memories for themselves and the school.
The first semester of Grossmont High School’s 97th year ended on December 22, 2017. Throughout the semester, the campus was filled with the excitement of student achievement
Drama Production of the Musical Xanadu
The Foothiller Players closed a successful run of the hit musical Xanadu! They played to sold out houses and received rave reviews from all in attendance! The next offering from the Foothiller Players will be Peter and the Starcatcher playing March 8-10 and 15-17. Come and join us! Check out the shiny new Foothiller Players website www.ghsfoothillerplayers.com.