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Bonaire Primary - Georgia’s 2022 National Distinguished Principal

Bonaire Primary School Principal Recognized as Georgia’s 2022 National Distinguished Principal

Dr. Elgin Mayfield, principal of Bonaire Primary School, was named as Georgia’s 2022 National Distinguished Principal by the Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals (GAESP). The presentation was made by Hal Beaver, Executive Director of GAESP, and included a cash award of $1,000 made possible through a sponsorship from national K-12 publisher, Istation. In October, Dr. Mayfield will join winners from other states at the 2022 National Distinguished Principal event in Washington, D.C. This program is sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals and GAESP.

“Dr. Mayfield has made a measurable impact over the past 15 years as a passionate school principal for the Houston County School District,” said Hal Beaver, executive director, GAESP. “He’s an influencer with pivotal strength to affect the forward momentum of his school and organization. He creates the conditions for individuals and teams to be successful by building a school culture focused on connectedness, collaboration, trust, and transparency.”

To read the complete release, click here.

2022-2023 Teachers of the Year

Houston County School District Announces the 2022-2023 Teachers of the Year

The Houston County School District would like to congratulate the 2022-2023 Teachers of the Year from each school in the county. The honorees will be recognized during the District’s Opening Session on July 25, 2022.

Ten teachers were selected by a panel of judges as the county’s Top 10 Teachers of the Year. These teachers will advance to the next level of interviews where the Houston County Teacher of the Year will be selected. The Houston County Teacher of the Year and four finalists will be announced for the first time during at Opening Session.

To read the complete list of honorees, click here.

Class of 2022 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

Valedictorians and Salutatorians Named for the Houston County School District

High schools from throughout the Houston County School District have announced their valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2022. The top graduates are:

  • Houston County High - Valedictorian Shiv Patel and Salutatorian Melissa Do
  • Northside High - Valedictorian Ishaan Vyas and Salutatorian Heta Patel
  • Perry High - Valedictorian Preston Prater and Salutatorian Caroline Gallemore
  • Veterans High - Valedictorian Hailey Tayag and Salutatorian Samuel Guimond
  • Warner Robins High - Valedictorian Timothy Howell and Salutatorian Christopher Hyde

To read more about our Valedictorians and Salutatorians, click here.

Kindergarten Round Up

Kindergarten Round Up Begins May 2

Our district will hold Kindergarten Round-up from May 2 to May 31. During Kindergarten Round-up, parents are encouraged to register their rising kindergarteners for the 2022-2023 school year. Registration takes place at the Central Registration office, located at 410 Bear Country Boulevard in Warner Robins.

“We are excited to welcome new students to our District! While the kindergarten registration process is ongoing throughout the year, we encourage parents to register their child during the month of May in order to beat the summer rush,” said Dr. Cheryl Thomas, Assistant Superintendent for School Operations. “Our online registration and appointment system expedites the process for our families.”

Parents are encouraged to follow three steps to register their child:

1. Schedule an appointment online at;

2. Pre-register online at; and

3. Bring the proper documents to the scheduled appointment at Central Registration.

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