Phone: 919-359-2769


Degrees and Certifications:

6th - 9th ELA Licensed AIG Certified

Dawn Bonner

Welcome back students!  I am looking forward to a great year--however weird it might be!  The 2020-2021 school year will be my third year on the Riverwood 8th grade team, my 12th year teaching and my 8th year in Johnston County!  I am originally from Virginia, but moved to NC to attend NCSU.  I received a bachelor's degree from NCSU, and then pursued a master's degree from UNC-CH.  (I pledge my allegance to NCSU!) I have been married to my wonderful husband, Peter, for over 29 years.  We have two sons, both in the Army and both married to wonderful young ladies.  I teach 8th grade ELA and ENG 1 and I absolutely love it! I am a new Grandma as of October 2019! 






    ELA and ENG 1 classes will meet daily via a google meet.  ELA will meet at 11:20 each day, and ENG 1 will meet at 12:45. You should join my google classroom to participate in those daily sessions and to get assignments and materials that will be posted daily.  I will send the link daily to join those meetings. You should also join my Remind (a phone app that allows me to send reminder messages to the class without sharing our phone numbers).   Please join the classes listed below based on your schedule.  


    Join Google Classrooms:

    Bonner ELA 1st Block:   yetz7hf

    Bonner ENG1 4th Block: pkn7275

    Bonner ELA 5th Block: 3zp3ktq

    Bonner ELA 6th Block: om6lvbk


    Join Remind:

    ENG 1: Bonner ENG 1 Remind

    ELA: Bonner ELA Remind




  • What is happening in Mrs. Bonner's 8th Classes?


    The Johnston County English Department has adopted curriculum called My Perspectives. Using that curriculum, we will study and practice many literary skills, academic and concept vocabulary, writing, and grammar.   I am excited about working with each of you and look forward to meeting you all in person someday! 

    The first week of classes will be geared toward us getting to know each other and then being sure you know how to access my class meetings and our textbook.  If you have any questions, please email me and I will gladly help however I can.  




School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • JC Board of Education Special Session meeting set for July 29

    A special called session of Johnston County Board of Education has been called for Thursday, July 29 at 5:00 p.m. in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield. The open session portions of the meeting and all announcements will be accessible to the public via the livestream available online.

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  • Deadline approaching for Transportation for 2021-22 School Year

    The deadline is quickly approaching for Johnston County Public Schools families who need transportation for their students during the 2021-2022 school year. Students who will be attending Early College or Career Technical Leadership Academy, which will begin on August 2nd, have until July 22nd to request transportation. Students who will begin school on August 23rd have until August 2nd to request transportation. This date is for all other JCPS Schools on the traditional school calendar.

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  • Summer Meal Service begins June 7

    As the school year comes to a close, JCPS meal service will now operate at 9 sites during the summer months.

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  • JCPS Outdoor Mask Mandate Lifted

    While face masks are still required in all of our indoor facilities, students, staff, and guests of our campuses are no longer required to wear a face covering when outdoors. Students and staff may continue to wear masks when participating in recess or outdoor activities if they choose to do so.

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  • 2021-2022 JCPS Preschool applications now open

    The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.

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