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  • Northfield High School (Summer Office Hours):   
    Monday-Friday 8am-12pm (June)
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8am-12pm (July)
    Closed July 17-28, 2017 
  • Southwood High School (Summer Office Hours): 
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8am-12pm (June & July)
    Closed July 17-21, 2017

  • Students who need Work Permits must go to the office of the high school you attend. 
  • If you are interested in 2016-17 Student Accident Insurance please contact your child's school or look on the school's website. 
  • Online registration will be open July 28 - August 4. For those who DO NOT have internet/computer to access registration, you may come to your student's school August 2 10am-6pm to register. 
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Dear Metropolitan School District of Wabash County parents, guardians, staff, and students:


My name is Mike Keaffaber and I am honored and privileged to be your superintendent. We have a great school district and our staff strive to inspire a community of learners to discover and achieve their passion and potential! I would like to take just a few moments to introduce myself and family and give you a brief idea of my philosophy of education and life in general.

For my entire life, Wabash County has been home. I graduated from Southwood Jr./Sr. High School and was privileged to have my dad (my hero) as my band director before his unexpected passing in 1987. After graduating from Southwood, I graduated from Marion College (IWU now - yes, that makes me old) with an elementary education major. After college, I became a teacher of 4t h grade students for ten years at Converse Elementary in the Oak Hill United School Corporation. My first administration experience was becoming the Oak Hill Junior High School Principal for nine years. Oak Hill reconfigured the elementaries and I then became the Sweetser Elementary principal for four years before coming to MSD. I was principal at White’s Jr./Sr. High School for three years, principal at Northfield Jr./Sr. High School for four years, and then became Assistant Superintendent of Finance along with the titles of Director of Transportation and Director of Food Service for one year. This is my second year as superintendent and 10th year at Metropolitan School District of Wabash County.

My wonderful wife of 30 years is the former Susan Schenkel, Northfield Salutatorian Alumni, and presently a kindergarten teacher. She is talented in many areas and is the organist at our church. We have a daughter, Hilary (25) who works at Rolling Meadows and loves animals. Our son, Grant (23) graduated from IWU with a dual major in Accounting and Finance. He begins his career in Kokomo this fall at Bucheri McCarty Metz LLC. He was an All-American in Indoor & Outdoor Track and has his Private Pilot’s license.

I trust you will find me very approachable and have somewhat of a simplistic philosophy of life and education: Work Hard and Be Nice. There is much that goes into this philosophy, but it is one that can make anyone successful!

Finally, I am excited for the opportunity in 2017-2018 to work with the students, staff, parents, and community at Metropolitan School District of Wabash County. 

MSD of Wabash County serves students in five townships (except that portion of Noble Township which comprises Wabash City Schools) of southern Wabash County, covering 292 square miles in a beautiful, rural/small town environment.

The district consists of six schools with about 2300 students. There are three elementary schools and three junior-senior high schools. One of the high schools is White's Jr.-Sr. High School which provides education for about 150 students from across the state who are residents at White's Residential and Family Services as a result of a court placement. In addition, the district is the LEA for special education services to students in four school districts.

Snow, Fog and Emergency Delays

In the event that weather or some other emergency situation should cause the schools to delay starting, release early, or not open at all, the following will be contacted with the information:

KISS 95.9 FM  - Wabash
WJOT 105.9 FM - Wabash
WJOT 1510 AM - Wabash
WANETV Channel 15 - Fort Wayne
WTHR Channel 13 - Indianapolis

You will be notified by the district's emergency calling system.

School Status

School is Open
Wabash, IN
Low: 62° at 7am
High: 85° at 6pm
Feels like:°F
Wind: 3.9Mph
Pressure:1016 mb
Visibility:9 mi


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eLearning Day

The scheduled dates for our 2017-18 eLearning Days:

  • Thursday, October 12, 2017
  • Thursday, November 2, 2017
  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018
More information about our eLearning days, including FAQs, can be found at our eLearning site.

Board Information

The MSDWC Board of Education welcomes you to any and all public meetings.  Use the link below to download a PDF document with information on times, dates, and locations of board meetings for the upcoming year. 

Use the link below to access past approved board minutes.

Use the link below to access MSDWC Board Policy

Contact Us!

MSD of Wabash County
Mike Keaffaber, Supt.
204 N 300 W
Wabash, IN 46992

V: 260-563-8050
F: 260-569-6836

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