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Welcome to El Molino High School

A message from Principal Matt Dunkle

Welcome to the 2016 – 2017 school year! I am so proud of the accomplishments that keep occurring at El Molino High School! With the celebration of the fiftieth graduating class at the newly modernized athletic field this past spring, we witnessed the Class of 2016 continuing the tradition of Lion Pride while ushering in a new tradition of commencement being held on the athletic field. We are excited to welcome back our football and soccer teams to their new and improved home turf: our all-weather field. I can’t wait to see the lights and hear the crowd roar this fall and winter because together we are El Molino!

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  •  Sign-Up for the Cal State University Maritime Academy Field Trip:

    The field trip will take place next Wednesday, October 5th and is open to seniors, juniors and sophomores. Spots are limited to the first 50 students who return signed field trip forms, which are available in the front office.

  • El Molino Political Forum on Thursday, October 27th 6-8:30 PM:

    AP Government students will be leading discussions on propositions of interest to help prepare voters to make informed choices. For more information and to RSVP visit-

  • El Molino Baseball Golf Tournament Fundraiser:

    Come support the El Molino Baseball program by playing in the Golf Tournament on October 7th at Northwood Golf Club. See the sign-up sheet for more information.

  • Free 5 Week SAT Workshop:

    Beginning on Monday, September 19th – El Molino will be offering a free 5 Week SAT Workshop.  The workshop will run from 3 – 6 each Monday in Mr. Baker’s classroom (No class Oct 10) and end on October 24th.

  • Schedule a School Tour or Student Shadow :

    If you would like to get a first-hand experience of life at El Molino High School by scheduling a tour or shadowing an El Molino student, please contact Jessica Ayers at (707)824-6570 or or by filling out this Request to Shadow form.

  • Food Service Worker Employment Opportunity at El Molino:

    Job description at this link here.

  • Stay informed- Subscribe to the Daily Email Bulletin:

    The Daily Bulletin is sent out daily to keep people up to date on upcoming events, opportunities, deadlines etc. Subscribe here.

  • After school tutoring: Offered Mon and Wed from 3-4 in the Library

  • Second after school “activities bus”:

    Starting Wednesday, August 31st the bus will be departing El Molino at 5:45 for Willowside School, Graton, Camp Meeker, Occidental and Freestone. See the route and stop times here. Route and map here for the Activities Bus with stops in Guerneville and Monte Rio.

  • Yearbooks are on sale now:

    See Darlene Packard in the main office or visit  Payment plans are available.

  • Curriculum Guide 2016-2017

  • Student Handbook 2016-2017

Upcoming Events

It takes a village... Get involved and come support the creativity and talent of our students. Volunteer, participate, tell a friend.

Girls Tennis vs Petaluma
Girls Tennis vs Petaluma - 9/29 - 4pm
Girls Golf vs Healdsburg
Girls Golf vs. Healdsburg - 9/29 - 3:30pm

We Are El Molino

We are the faces of the future. From over 60 square miles extending from Sebastopol to Fort Ross, from Santa Rosa to the Pacific Ocean we come together to learn, to share our dreams and make new friends.

El Molino High School is a 41-acre college-like campus renowned for its diversity, student friendly atmosphere, integrated athletics programs and rigorous approach to academics.

21st Century

The future will ask our kids to be nimble,
curious, flexible, adaptive and smart. How
do we prepare this generation for success?

Hands-On Learning

Help our students focus, analyze, define, evaluate, explain and solve problems.

Advanced AP Classes

Teach effective speaking, writing, reading, and technological skills vital to 21st Century communication.

Career Focused

Develop creative thinkers who possess curiosity and imagination to innovate in the workplace.

Involved Community

Foster collaboration skills, such as goal-setting, decision-making, and resolution of conflicts to achieve common goals.

El Molino News
50 years of education continues

August 23, 2016

All-Empire track

Congratulations to El Molino track stars selected to The Press Democrat’s 2015-2016 All-Empire boys’ and girls’ track teams.
First Team:  Brian Schulz (distances)
Second Team:  Emma Cilley (throws), Anbrianna Tait (hurdles)

August 9, 2016

El Molino boys working hard under new hoops coach

The Steve Cavalin era is off and running this summer, as the new El Molino boys basketball coach takes aim at re-building a competitive program. The veteran coach has been patrolling the sidelines for over 30 years, including a stint at Santa Rosa Junior College, 16 years at Cardinal Newman, and recently led the El Mo boys junior varsity team a couple of years ago.“I’d like everyone on the team to shoot the ball and I do like to run, but defense will be my main emphasis,” Cavalin said.

Link to Sonoma West Times and News Article


August 2, 2016

El Mo FFA wins grand supreme at fair

El Molino’s Forestville Future Farmers of America (FFA) members have had a busy summer preparing for and showing their animals at local fairs.

Link to Sonoma West Times photo


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