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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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  • A second after school “activities bus” will be starting on Wednesday, August 31st 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:

 For a limited time, yearbooks are only $75, which is $20 below cost. For an additional $6 you can get personalization and four free icons.  Prices will go up to $95 on September 10th, so order your yearbook now to get this limited time offer.  See Darlene Packard in the main office or visit  Payment plans are available.

  •  2016 – 2017 Registration Packet:

    You should have received the Registration Packet in the mail.  Please complete ALL paperwork and return the paperwork to the El Molino main office no later than Friday August, 26.  If you have any questions regarding the completion of any of the paperwork or haven’t received the packet, please contact the Principal’s Secretary Jessica Ayers at 707-824-6570 or email her at

  • Important beginning of the year information:

    If for some reason you do not receive your registration packet before the start of school year, see below.
    School Meals Information and Application: All families are encouraged to apply even if unsure about qualifying or you elect to not participate. Students and schools alike can receive additional funding according to eligibility.
    School Bus Registration and Route Information

  • 2016-2017 Curriculum Guide and Student and Parent Hand Book

  • 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.

  • Student email address patterns have changed for continuing students:

    The new STUDENT email address will be: First initial + the first four letters of last name + last 3 digits of your permanent ID (not student #) For example if your name is Mary Smith and your permanent ID is 1920003456, your new email address will be:  Your password did not change. If you set up an email previously in Aeries, it will no longer work. Your new email will be your login for the aeries portal. If you need to know your permanent ID or other help with your email or the Aeries portal, please e-mail

  •  Diplomas for 2016 Graduates are available Monday – Friday from 7:00 – 3:30pm:

    Graduates or a parent/guardian MUST stop by our Registrar Ms Bloom’s office to pick up and sign for receipt of the diploma.  Diplomas will not be mailed home. If the student is over 18, parent/guardians must bring a signed letter from the graduate giving permission to pick-up.

Upcoming Events

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

Picture Day
Picture Day will Be next Monday, August 29th.
Back to School Night
Back to School Night will be held Thursday, September 1st at 6pm

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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