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Foothiller Footsteps

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 […]

Foothiller Footsteps: Remembering the Christmas Pageant

Posted: November 27th, 2015 | Columns, Foothiller Footsteps, Top Stories | No Comments

By Connie and Lynn Baer

One of the most beloved traditions in Grossmont’s history is the highly acclaimed Christmas Pageant, which was presented by Grossmont High School staff and students as an annual gift to the community from 1926-1989. The professionalism of the production made it an annual event for the community to circle on their calendars. From its beginnings, the performances were given to packed houses.