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Foothiller Footsteps

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 […]

Foothillers welcome freshmen class

Posted: August 26th, 2016 | Columns, Featured, Foothiller Footsteps | No Comments

By Connie and Lynn Baer Historically, the transition from middle school to high school is challenging. Since 1965, gone are the days of freshmen initiation with embarrassed freshmen wearing white shirts to distinguish them as lowly ninth graders, carrying upperclassmen’s books to class, and white washing the G on Cowles Mountain.

Graduates honored at ceremony with rich traditions

Posted: June 24th, 2016 | Columns, Featured, Foothiller Footsteps | No Comments

By Connie and Lynn Baer For 95 years, Grossmont High School’s students and staff have taken great pride in the traditions surrounding graduation. Each year at graduation, the most outstanding seniors are recognized for their achievements. Thursday, June 16, 468 seniors became one of the nearly 36,000 Foothillers graduates. Academically, several students were recognized for […]

Students who return as staff

Posted: April 22nd, 2016 | Columns, Featured, Foothiller Footsteps | No Comments

By Connie and Lynn Baer One of the things that makes Grossmont High School remarkable is the number of alumni who return as staff members. Two of our longest serving principals were Walter Barnett, Class of 1928, and Bill Davis, Class of 1948. Other early teachers returning to GHS included Elsie Moriarty Reed, Class of 1922; […]

A ‘Pathway’ to a successful career

Posted: March 25th, 2016 | Columns, Featured, Foothiller Footsteps | No Comments

By Connie and Lynn Baer For 95 years, Grossmont High School has offered classes preparing students for life after high school. One aspect of that preparation has been a focus on business. In 1920, Grossmont offered its first Commercial class and its first Mechanical Drawing class. However, as society has changed, so have the courses […]

Foothiller Footsteps: Foothiller cadets; past and present

Posted: January 22nd, 2016 | Columns, Featured, Foothiller Footsteps | No Comments

By Connie and Lynn Baer In 1950, Grossmont High School’s yearbook first featured the Military Science Program, called the California Cadet Corps. “The California Cadet Corps gives high school boys courses in military training and tactics,” wrote the El Recuerdo. “In addition to their training at school and camps, these uniformed Foothillers regulated traffic and […]