Carl Ben Eielson Middle School

CBE News - PTA Meeting & Information for 8th Grade Families

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CBE PTA Meeting - Tuesday, December 8

Carl Ben Eielson PTA is having a meeting on Tuesday, December 8th at 8pm via Zoom featuring an update from Principal Larson. All are welcome to attend (Zoom Meeting:931 6444 3776 Passcode: 854473). To make this year a success, we NEED your support. CBE elected to not have their team fundraisers and the PTA would like to donate to each team for activities held later this year. Donations and/or membership dues can be paid online via SchoolPay. (

Students, are you interested in the arts? We are moving forward with the Reflections program. For more information checkout We'll have entry forms available mid-December.

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Citizenship Test as a Requirement for Graduation

The North Dakota state legislature has passed HB 1087, requiring all students to demonstrate proficiency in civics as a requirement for high school graduation. The law states:

“a student may take the test, in whole or in part, at any time after enrolling in grade seven and may repeat the test, or any portion thereof, as often as necessary to demonstrate proficiency.”

Every middle school in the district (including the Virtual Academy) will be offering that test to students in grade eight this year. The information on the civics test is closely related to the material covered in eighth grade social studies. Students who do not demonstrate proficiency (70% or above) will have the opportunity to take the test again at the high school. There is no penalty for taking the test multiple times and there is never a fee to take the test.

The questions for the civics test are taken from the federal government’s Naturalization Test.

If you have questions or would like further information, please feel free to contact one of our 8th grade history teacher.

Jack Raaen (Bearcats)

Kathy McArthur (Skyhawks)

8th Grade Transition from Middle to High School

Attention 8th grade parents: When we return to school in January there will be information sent home by both the South High and CBE counselors regarding your child’s high school class choices and the transition from middle to high school.

Our 8th grade transition meetings to register will look a little different this year, but you will still receive all the information needed to help your child choose their high school courses. More information about this will be coming. You and your student will meet with their counselor to register. If you have any questions about this, please contact your student’s counselor.

Students A-G: Rachel Johnson 701-446-1715

Students H-N: Krista Ronnevik 701-446-1714

Students O-Z: Kylie Wallender 701-446-1713

Face Masks Required

Please remind your student(s) to bring and wear an approved face mask that adequately cover both their nose and mouth.

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