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Central science teacher honored

INDEPENDENCE – Greg Craven, Central High science teacher, was awarded the Friend of the Planet for 2015 by the National Center of Science Education.

Craven was selected because of his educational videos, which have more than 7 million hits on YouTube. The National Center of Science Education called his work a “touchstone for the climate education movement.”

CHS changes registration process

INDEPENDENCE — Registering for high school should be much easier this year, said Central Principal Greg Mitchell.

“We have changed to a mail-in or drop-in process that will span the entire month of August,” he said. “We are mailing our registration packets out today (July 30) with all the instructions and required paperwork.”

This is a change from previous years when the school hosted one day of registration for each grade level. Mitchell said the old way of registering resulted in parents having to take a day off of work and long lines.

“It wasn’t as efficient as it could have been,” Mitchell said.

Registration forms may be mailed to the school or dropped off during business hours, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, now through Aug. 28. The school is at 1530 Monmouth St., Independence.

Perrydale to hold school registration

PERRYDALE — Registration for Perrydale students will be Tuesday and Wednesday (Aug. 12).

Tuesday’s hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesday hours will be noon to 7 p.m.

Necessary registration forms, including student medical information, after school program agreement, field trip permission form and others can be found on the school district’s website,

For more information: 503-623-2040.

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