September 2020: 100th and Historic Logo

  • GHS 1920 original logo

    GHS 1920 original logo

  • 1922 Floor Medalion

    1922 Floor Medalion

  • GHS 100th Year Logo

    GHS 100th Year Logo

100th Anniversary Postponed

Since San Diego County residents are advised to avoid gatherings of any size, it is impossible to plan a fall celebration for our 100th Anniversary.All fall sports are delayed until December and learning is currently online. The celebration planned for October 16th and 17th has been postponed until it is safe for the Foothiller community to gather. 

Perhaps, we can plan something smaller in Winter of 2020 as a precursor to a larger celebration in Spring 2021. As we all know, this pandemic has "thrown us all off track".However, we look forward to seeing you at the 100th Anniversary Celebration, whenever it is held! We are hopeful that our previously shared plans will remain the same for the events held on campus during the celebration.

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August 2020 Memorable Teacher Plaques

  • Jack Mashin

    Jack Mashin

  • Coach Marlin Baer

    Coach Marlin Baer

  • Ken Lehr

    Ken Lehr

  • Gloria Jones

    Gloria Jones

  • Audrey Seidel Myers

    Audrey Seidel Myers

Grossmont High School’s nearly 100 years are reflected throughout its campus. While the campus has been dramatically modernized over the past 10 years, reminders of its past include bronze plaques which celebrate remarkable teachers, whose impact on its nearly 38,000 alumni is incalculable. Again, our thanks to the alumni, retirees, and community members whose donations have made these plaques possible.

Jack Mashin 

While Jack Mashin was a legendary coach, it was his philosophy of education and of life that endeared him to all who knew him, and led to the GHS Stadium being named for him and to his becoming a member of the GHS Hall of Honor. In the 1925 El Recuerdo, Coach Mashin revealed his lifelong philosophy of coaching: “The greatest honors that athletes can bestow upon their institution are not in victories alone but in how modest they were in victory and how honorably and valiantly they fought in defeat.” During his years at Grossmont, his athletes won 7 league football championships, 34 league and tournament basketball championships, 3 league baseball championships, and 86 track and field event titles. Nicknamed "The Fox of the Foothills" because of his coaching success and innovative game plans, Coach Mashin was inducted in the California Coaches Hall of Fame in 1966.

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June 2020: Historic Clock and Indoor Plaques

  • Old Gym Bronze Plaques

    Old Gym Bronze Plaques

  • Barnett Gym New Plaque

    Barnett Gym New Plaque

  • 1922 Clock and Office Plaques

    1922 Clock and Office Plaques

  • Principals Bill Davis and Walt Barnett

    Principals Bill Davis and Walt Barnett

Grossmont High School’s nearly 100 years are reflected throughout its historic campus. While the campus has been dramatically modernized over the past 10 years, reminders of its past include a remarkable historic clock and indoor bronze plaques celebrating those who have led the way over the past 10 decades. Our thanks to the alumni, retirees, and community members whose donations have made these plaques possible.

 Historic Master Clock

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July 2020: A Historic Graduation Ceremony

  • 2020 Graduation Set

    2020 Graduation Set

  • Grossmont G with Gus Mask

    Grossmont G with Gus Mask

  • 2020 Valedictorian Alexander Elliott

    2020 Valedictorian Alexander Elliott

This year 454 seniors became part of an amazing group: 38,000 Foothiller graduates. For 99 years, Grossmont High School’s students and staff have taken great pride in the traditions surrounding graduation. The challenge this year was to honor those traditions in a socially distant way. 

First, through appointment, seniors were able to have a photo taken on the traditional castle stage which was set in the senior parking lot. Wearing their caps and gowns, driving up in cars accompanied by cheering family, and holding their diplomas, the moments were captured through a photograph taken by Boyd Anderson Photography.

The actual graduation ceremony was presented on June 10th at the Santee Drive In, via a video.  If you would like to view the video, you may log in at https://vimeo.com/427158242/3f152c3dac. (It begins with photos taken from Senior Awards Night, also celebrated in a socially distant setting.)

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May 2020 Historic Plaques and Symbols on Campus

  • 1922 - 2 GUHS Teachers at Class of 1916 Fountain in Lakeside

    1922 - 2 GUHS Teachers at Class of 1916 Fountain in Lakeside

  • Class of 1916 Fountain Today

    Class of 1916 Fountain Today

  • WPA Old Gym Plaque

    WPA Old Gym Plaque

  • Clock and auditorium sign by Class of '64 from 50th reunion funds (ca 6/10/2015). L-R: Gedimin Bulat, Cheryl Bulat, Llona CArlson, Bill Hoffman, Jody (Baumgaertel) Catlin, Ron Shedd, Kathy (Ziegler) Shedd, Carol (Suggs) Ambrosia, Principal Dan Barnes

    Clock and auditorium sign by Class of '64 from 50th reunion funds (ca 6/10/2015). L-R: Gedimin Bulat, Cheryl Bulat, Llona CArlson, Bill Hoffman, Jody (Baumgaertel) Catlin, Ron Shedd, Kathy (Ziegler) Shedd, Carol (Suggs) Ambrosia, Principal Dan Barnes

  • 2017 - Big G on the Hill

    2017 - Big G on the Hill

Grossmont’s nearly 100 years of history is reflected throughout its campus. For the past 10 years, the campus has been dramatically modernized, but at the same time it celebrates its past, through bronze plaques as well as efforts to preserve signs and symbols of the past.

Class of 1916 Drinking Fountain Plaque in the Upper Quad

Perhaps, the most enigmatic bronze plaque on campus is the one celebrating the Class of 1916’s historic drinking fountain since the first Foothillers graduated in 1921.

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