Welcome to Mary Raber Elementary

  • Here we develop the skills and knowledge of all children so they can become lifelong and responsible learners. The core values we instill in children include 'treat people right and to do the right thing’. Mary Raber administrators, teachers and staff are dedicated to nurturing and encouraging all students to reach their academic potential through research-based and data-driven, engaging instruction.  We have a wealth of special programs to enhance the curriculum as well as free Family Fun Nights hosted by our Parents Involved in Education (PIE). We’re also fortunate to have the district’s only integrated preschool, a program that begins at age 3.



  • Good Bye Party :: CANCELLED

    The Good Bye Party scheduled for April 18, 2020 at Columbia City High School is cancelled. More information may be forthcoming as we work with local, state, federal directives. Thank you.

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  • Kindergarten Round-Up Cancelled

    Whitley County Consolidated Schools Kindergarten Round-Up, scheduled for March 26th, is cancelled. Families with children who will be five prior to August 1, 2020, and will be attending Kindergarten, should contact the elementary school that their child is to attend. If a family already has a scheduled appointment for Round-Up, someone from the school office will be contacting you with Kindergarten 2020/2021 information.

    If a family has not yet scheduled an appointment for Kindergarten Round-Up, they should contact school office staff using one of the phone numbers below. School staff will answer questions and help families get their children enrolled for the fall. Additionally, they will gather contact numbers and addresses for dissemination of information for the summer Kindergarten Countdown program and starting school in the fall.

    Coesse 260-244- 3351
    Little Turtle Elementary 260-244-3343
    Mary Raber Elementary 260-244-5857
    Northern Heights Elementary 260-691-2371

    We look forward to seeing you and your children!

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  • COVID-19 (Coronavirus 19)

    Governor Holcomb released a statement restricting large gatherings on March 12, 2020.  In addition, the Governor awarded schools twenty waiver days to be used during this unusual time.  As a result, WCCS will close effective March 16 through April 12, 2020.  Students will participate in e-learning March 16, 17, and 18; March 23, 24, and 25; and March 30, 31, and April 1.  WCCS will utilize state waiver days March 19 and 20; March 26 and 27; and April 2 and 3.  Students will not be assigned work during waiver days and schools will be closed. 


    Additional information related to this closure includes:

    • All school activities are canceled until further notice. This includes athletic practices, competitions, clubs, etc.
    • Parents are asked to call their child’s school during regular school hours to arrange pick up of medications and other forgotten items beginning Monday, March 16, 2020.
    • Students enrolled in off-site programs will not attend these classes.
    • WCCS Food Service is waiting on guidance from the state regarding meal service. Watch for additional information regarding food service.


    We have created a WCCS Coronavirus webpage to keep our school community fully informed of the steps we are taking to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff. You can find this information under Resources > COVID-19 or at https://www.wccsonline.com/COVID-19.

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  • Spring Online Registration

    WCCS is again offering Online Registration in the Spring! Beginning April 13 and continuing through to May 29, you will be able to register your students for the 2020-2021 school year.

    Online Registration will take place via your Skyward Family Access portal; you cannot register with the Mobile App.

    Your schools will provide more detailed information soon.

    (Fees, Food Service Applications, and Class Lists will be unavailable during the Spring window.)

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  • Device Protection Plan

    Students will have the option to enroll in a Device Protection Plan for the 2019-2020 school year.  The optional Device Protection Plan costs $20.  Participation in the plan protects school-issued student Chromebooks against ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE, FIRE, FLOOD, NATURAL DISASTERS, POWER SURGE, VANDALISM, MECHANICAL FAILURE and MANUFACTURER DEFECTS. This plan will provide full replacement cost coverage (does not include chargers or cases) and will protect devices on and off school grounds.  The plan is limited to three claims.  Parents will be responsible for all costs related to incidents beyond the third claim.  The plan is also transferable to a replacement unit. All repairs regardless of participation in the Device Protection Plan must be handled by the WCCS Technology Department.

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