St. Mary's School Marathon, Wisconsin, Excellence in Education, Home of the Eagles
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Welcome to St. Mary’s School.  Please take time to browse and discover all the wonderful things happening at St. Mary’s School.


Welcome to St. Mary’s School.  Please take time to browse and discover all the wonderful things happening at St. Mary’s School.

The 2021 Diocese of La Crosse Awards for Educators Descriptions and Links to Nominations Forms:Nominations must be submitted by February 12, 2021

St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta Award
This annual award recognizes a diocesan teacher, staff member, or administrator who has gone well beyond expectations in service toward the school, parish, or community. The nominee should exemplify the traits of St. Mother Teresa, who spent her life unselfishly serving others.

Holy Family Award
This annual award recognizes an outstanding diocesan teacher, staff member, or administrator who has made an exceptional difference for families within the school or parish. This award can be based upon instruction, co-curricular activities, religious guidance, physical, spiritual, or emotional support to entire families.

Diocesan Support Staff Award
This annual award recognizes an outstanding diocesan support staff.

Early Childhood Educator of the Year
This annual award recognizes an outstanding diocesan 3K and/or 4K teacher.

Elementary Educator of the Year
This annual award recognizes an outstanding diocesan Kindergarten through 5th grade teacher.

Middle School Educator of the Year
This annual award recognizes an outstanding diocesan 6th through 8th grade teacher.

Diocesan Administrator of the Year
This annual award recognizes an outstanding diocesan administrator.

Baseball/Softball Sign Up Form 2021

Collective Goods/Books Are Fun On-line Order

Opt Out Form: If you wish to have your child(ren) learn virtually, please fill out and return the Opt Out Form.

Covid Testing: Marathon County will be hosting weekly COVID-19 testing beginning, October 20th.  Testing is on a first come, first serve basis. Testing will be limited to individuals experiencing symptoms or close contacts to positive case. For more information click on the link

Private School Tax Form: The Wisconsin Tax Deduction for Private School Tuition Expenses information is available.

REMIND: Sign up for important school announcements well as other reminders from school throughout the year.

Sycamore: Please login with the directions you received through this link. Any questions, please contact the school office. Thank you. (Sycamore Parent Letter)

Amazon Smile: You can make a difference while you shop Amazon. Simply shop at or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app and AmazonSmile donates to Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish (St. Mary's). Thank you for your support.

Below is the link to our YouTube Channel. The intention is to record Mass each weekend and post a new video for your viewing by mid-morning on Sunday.  

September 2020:
Sunday Mass Obligation

The Mass schedule for the time being will be as follows:

What about refraining from attending Mass if you are still concerned about the virus?  Those who are at-risk because of age or underlying illness are encouraged to remain at home.  In other words, Bishop Callahan has continued to grant a dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass.  If you choose not to come to the Sunday Mass for the time being, the dispensation given by the Bishop removes the penalty of sin.  However, we must still keep holy the Lord’s Day (the Third Commandment).  If you choose not to attend the Sunday Mass, please watch a televised Mass or one that is live-streamed.  Sunday is also a good day to spend time in extra prayer and perhaps some spiritual reading – like reading from the Bible.

Please follow the guidelines provided by Wisconsin Department of Health Services:

Reopening Plan


  • Wednesday, January 27: 5th and 6th grade Mass
  • February 1st - 5th: Catholic Schools Week
  • Tuesday, February 2: Class Colors Day: 4K Orange (4K on Monday); 5K Turquoise and Yellow; 1st Blue; 2nd Purple; 3rd Black; 4th Red; 5th Gray; 6th Green; 7th Black and 8th Red
  • Thursday, February 4: Crazy Hair/Hat Day
  • Friday, February 5: Comfy/Lounge Day
  • Monday, February 1: 3rd and 4th grade Mass
  • Monday February 1: Deadline for fitness challenge and tour brochure contests
  • Wednesday, February 3: 1st and 2nd grade Mass
  • Monday, February 8: 7th and 8th grade Mass
  • Wednesday, February 10: 5th and 6th grade Mass
  • Monday, February 15: 3rd and 4th grade Mass
  • Wednesday, February 17: Ash Wednesday (Distribution of ashes in classrooms)


  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 1.18.2021
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 1.11.2021
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 1.4.2021
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 12.21.2020
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 12.14.2020
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 12.7.2020
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 11.30.2020
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 11.23.2020
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 11.16.2020
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 11.9.2020
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 11.2.2020
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  • School Spelling Bee: Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Champions: 1st Place - Luke Hoenisch, 2nd Place - Hailey Martin, 3rd Place - Anika Kolka, 4th Place - Chayce Westfall, 5th Place - Martin Gruetzmacher, and alternate - Kiley Mader. The top five spellers will compete in the NERR Spelling Bee on January 27th.

  • Gingerbread Man: The first graders were busy decorating gingerbread men cookies after enjoying the story of The Gingerbread Man. They also decorated gingerbread houses.

  • Christmas Program 2020: Although we were not able to have our typical Christmas Program, Mrs. Langenhahn put together a beautiful program for our students. Enjoy the pictures and be sure to check the program on our YouTube channel.

  • Parent's Night: St. Mary's 7th and 8th grade boys were happy to recognize their parents for their support and love this basketball season. They delivered words of thanks, as well as giving their moms flowers and dads received a candy cane filled with M & M's.

  • Lights of Love Tree: The Lights of Love Tree has many wonderful intentions in memory of, in honor of, in prayerful concern of, to honor the military and for those in need or suffering from natural disaster. These intentions were sent in by families and parishioners along with a $1 donation for each intention. We raised $684 which was donated to Gifts from Heaven and Circle of Joy. Thank you to all who supported this worthwhile cause. Mrs. Kind presented Mary Stoehr, Circle of Joy representative with their donation.

  • Principal for a Day: Leah and Taylor Schulz won the prize "Principal for a Day" from the meat sale. They enjoyed taking some of Mr. Koch's duties for the day. Our favorite decision they made for the day was to call for "Casual Day". Thank you, Principal Leah and Principal Taylor.

  • Honor Roll: Congratulations to our Honor Roll students.

    Link to Past Events

Don't forget to pick up your Scrip for all your shopping needs! You may purchase Scrip after weekend liturgies or any school day in the office. (On line order form available under Parents' Page/Forms.)

The RStore and Marathon School District Endowment Fun have teamed up to raise money for the endowment fund. (See details)

The Marathon School District Foundation supports our local school district by giving scholarships to students, grants for teachers, and holding the “making a difference” program for all the teachers and staff in our school district.  Our mission statement:  "To provide all Marathon students & those dedicated to education with opportunities to achieve continued educational excellence." (Link)