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Welcome to El Molino High School

A message from Principal Matt Dunkle

Last year we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of El Molino and said goodbye to a school leader whose dedication and commitment to the students, faculty, staff, and community of El Molino were unwavering, Ms. Doria Trombetta. Having the good fortune of three years of Ms. Trombetta’s mentorship has afforded me the understanding and ability to guide El Molino into these next 50 years...

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  • The Sebastopol Rotary Education Foundation Teacher of the Year Nomination Form

    The Sebastopol Rotary Education Foundation (SREF), a non-profit organization administered by the Rotary Club of Sebastopol and dedicated to supporting local education in West Sonoma County, is sponsoring a West Sonoma County 2014-2015 Teachers of the Year recognition program.
    Click here to view the form.

  • We Are El Molino

    Find out what makes El Molino an outstanding school. “We Are El Molino” is a short documentary video told from student’s and parent’s perspectives.
    We Are El Molino Video

  • Finals Schedule

    Finals will be held the week of December 15th. Click here for the Fall Finals Schedule

  • After School Tutoring

    Academic Tutoring is now available after school. Click for more info

  • Yearbook Sales

    Get your yearbook now before prices go up! Click to order your Yearbook

  • Activity Bus

    El Molino Activity Bus Begins Monday August 25, 2014. The bus will leave El Molino at 5:45 pm and will make stops in Guerneville and Monte Rio.Please contact the El Molino main office for additional information (707-824-6550).

  • Food Service

    For information about the Food Service Department go to the School info dropdown menu above.

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Upcoming Events

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

Girls Basketball Dec. 17th
Come watch our girls basketball teams face Kelseyville. JV @5:00, Varsity @6:30.
Winter Concert 12/18, 7:30
Come watch our rescheduled winter concert, including jazz band and encore, on Dec. 18th @7:30. You will also be able watch live on the internet at:
Girls Basketball Dec. 18th
Come watch our Lady Lions basketball teams face Lower Lake. JV @5:00, Varsity @6:30.

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

December 18, 2014

Healthcare Job Shadowing Opportunities During Winter Break‏

Interested in learning more about working in health care and looking for ways to make the most of Winter Break? 

Two employees with West County Health Centers at the Russian River Health Center are offering opportunities for students to shadow them at work and learn more about working in health care. See their profiles and contact information below.

Name: Jared Garrison-Jakel

Title: Family Physician
Industry: Medicine
Place of Employment: Russian River Health Center
Training: Pomona College (BA, neuroscience), UC Irvine School of Medicine (MD), UC Berkeley School of Public Health (MPH), Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency
What I do:  Along with my team, I provide primary care medical services  to all ages including specialty obstetric, HIV and transgender care.
Shadow Opportunity:  Come spend an afternoon with me seeing patients in the office and get to see how our whole care team (front office, medical assistants, nurses and providers) work together to take care of the health needs of our community.
Availability:  Most Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.
Contact information:  Laura Moss (
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Name: Christopher Bowers


Title: Social Worker


Industry: HIV Social Services/Social Justice


Place of Employment: West County Health Centers


Training: Santa Rosa Junior College (Gen. Ed/Psychology), Evergreen State College, Olympia, Wa. (B.A. Liberal Arts), and Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA (Masters in Counseling Psychology). However, my most important training came in my various work and volunteer positions and through music, art and literature.


What I do:  I provide non-medical services to those that get HIV care at West County Health Centers. This includes counseling, applying for health insurance and other benefits, access to alcohol and drug recovery services, and referrals to any other needed community resources. I try to use a holistic approach which addresses the persons physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs.


Shadow Opportunity:  Come hang out with me at the clinic (or perhaps on a home visit) as I meet with the resilient people I serve. You may hear some amazing stories or meet some interesting people who have been living with HIV and all its challenges.  As well, you can see how all the different people on the HIV care team (doctors, nurses, nutritionist, social workers, medical assistants) work together to provide comprehensive care.


Availability:  Most Wednesdays and Fridays are best.


Contact information:  Laura Moss (

December 9, 2014

Battle of the Fans Basketball

We will be live streaming the Battle of the Fans Basketball game on Wednesday (Dec. 10th) night at 6:30. Come and show your spirit. If you can’t make it to the game you can watch it live at home.

Just click this link

December 2, 2014

El Molino Girls Soccer Players Selected for All-League

Several El Molino girls soccer players were selected for all-league. Full Article

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