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Foothiller Footsteps

Graduation traditions honored at Grossmont

Posted: June 23rd, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Foothiller Footsteps | No Comments

By Connie and Lynn Baer | Foothiller Footsteps For 96 years, Grossmont High School’s students and staff have taken great pride in the traditions surrounding graduation. Thursday, June 8, 459 seniors became part of an amazing group — the total 36,200 Foothiller graduates. Since 1936, the graduating seniors have been led into the ceremony by the […]

Foothiller Footsteps: Grossmont’s PRIDE program

Posted: February 24th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Foothiller Footsteps | No Comments

By Connie and Lynn Baer | Foothiller Footsteps Last school year, 2015-2016, Grossmont High School began the PRIDE program, a program designed to teach students school-wide behavioral expectations through rewards that reinforces positive behaviors. GHS PRIDE encourages students to be Prepared, Respectful, Involved, Disciplined, and Empathetic. The program evolved as a result of the Grossmont […]

Foothiller Footsteps: A new pathway to engineering success

Posted: January 27th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Foothiller Footsteps | No Comments

By Connie and Lynn Baer | Foothiller Footsteps For 96 years, Grossmont High School (GHS) has offered its students a rigorous academic curriculum. This year, Foothillers have an opportunity to explore the world of engineering. The Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering pathway joined the five other career pathways available to Grossmont’s students: Education; Transportation; […]

Homecomings past and present

Posted: October 28th, 2016 | Columns, Featured, Foothiller Footsteps | No Comments

By Connie and Lynn Baer Homecoming has been a tradition at Grossmont High School since 1921, when it was called Alumni Day, the year after the graduation of its first class. Over the past 95 years, homecoming has changed. In the 1920s, the type of the school celebrations varied, but often included an alumni play, […]

Tennis, anyone?

Posted: September 23rd, 2016 | Columns, Featured, Foothiller Footsteps | No Comments

By Connie and Lynn Baer In 1924, the Grossmont Girls and Boys Tennis Teams consisted of eight girls and two boys. Having only dirt surface courts on campus, we can only imagine the challenges of coaching and playing. From 1935–36, the Works Progress Administration built the first tennis courts on campus. While those courts are […]