In 1921-1922, Grossmont’s second school year, its first orchestra was offered as a school subject for only strings and wind instruments; 18 students were enrolled under Director Chesley Mills. During these early years, the orchestra played at graduations, was an integral part of the Christmas Pageants, and, of course, presented school concerts in the school auditorium. Orchestra was the only instrumental music program available for students until marching band was offered in 1930.
Read more: March 2019-Orchestra
In the 2015-2016 school year, Grossmont High School began its PRIDE program, which is designed to teach students school-wide behavioral expectations through a reward program that reinforces positive behaviors. GHS PRIDE encourages students to be Prepared, Respectful, Involved, Disciplined, and Empathetic. For the past four years, the program has positively impacted the culture of the school. Since its inception, Foothiller staff and students have been searching for ways to complement and improve PRIDE.
Read more: February 2019 PRIDE Partnership with Yale and Facebook