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 Wisconsin Tax Deduction for Private School Tuition Expenses information is available here.

Sign-Up for School Closing Announcements as 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)

Teaching the Way of Love: The diocese has shared information regarding a series of parent webinar offerings. Please click on the title link to register for the series.

Seraphic Adorers of the Child Jesus: Many have asked what Sister Agnes, Sister Anna Maria & Sister Maria Josefina do and what community they belong to. The Seraphic Adorers of the Child Jesus is a new community of comtemplative women in the Diocese of La Crosse, founded on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2018, whose members are dedicated to Adoration of our Eucharistic King. To find out more about their community life, click on the title link.

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.  

March 26, 2020: For those of you who wish to pray the Stations of the Cross, this link will take you to the "Bystanders Way of the Cross", which were written by Father Joe Diermeier and illustrated by Julie Daul. These are a beautiful prayer during this Lenten season.

March 20, 2020 10:10am:  With the ever changing COVID19 virus, the best advice I can give you now is to STAY HOME. The Adoration Chapel will be closed until further notice at 5:00 pm today. All are encouraged to continue to pray at home.  As of right now the church will remain open during the day for those who wish to pray.  The Blessed Sacrament will be in the tabernacle. The opportunity to receive Holy Communion will still be available at the time mentioned in Procedure for Prayer below.

March 20, 2020 : At this time and with the ever evolving pandemic of Covid-19, Fr. Joe, our pastor, has asked me to share with you to do the recommended best practices during this time - PLEASE stay home so that you protect yourself, protect your family, protect your neighbors and friends.  

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

March 19 11:10am: Information from Father Joe
March 18: Procedure for Prayer at St. Mary's (10:45am)
March 17: COVID19 UPDATE (7:50pm)
March 17: COVID19 UPDATE (9:53am)

Father Joe's talk before weekend Masses. Please read.


  • Save the date: Saturday, May 2, 2020 St. Mary's Day at Marathon City Sports Center
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  • Stations of the Cross: God provided a beautiful afternoon for families to pray the Stations of the Cross while walking through the woods at St. Anthony's Spirituality Center. After praying the Stations we were treated to a delicious bowl of chili and hot chocolate. Thank you to St. Anthony's for providing this opportunity for us and to Suzanne Martin for the making the chili.

  • Dr. Seuss: Celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss involved the whole school. Mrs. Novak drew banners and students colored them. Then to celebrate "Read Across America" day the 7th and 8th grade students read the many books of Dr. Seuss to the littles.

  • Mission Carnival: Students had a lot of fun at the Mission Carnival, which is held each year just before Lent. The carnival brought in a profit of $1697 which will be divided up between our sister parish in Bolivia and the Casa Hogar Juan Pablo II orphanage. Thank you to all parents and grandparents who donated prizes, soda and baked goods to help make this a wonderful success.

  • 100th Day of School: Kindergarten and first grade were all a buzz on the 100th day of school. There were 100's of items brought in to help celebrate the day.

  • Square Dancing: Students always enjoy the Square Dancing unit in phy. ed. class. Thank you to Dominic Gruetzmacher, for teaching the students this form of dance. Dominic is a square dance caller and enjoys sharing the love of square dancing with our students.

  • Breakfast at St. Mary's: Bringing generations together is a beautiful display of kindness, love and friendship. The senior citizens played Bingo with our first graders after Mass while enjoying fresh homemade cinnamon rolls, coffee and juice. There were smiles all around. Thank you to Home and School for sponsoring this heartwarming event and to Suzie Martin, Kaci Sessions, and Beth Altenhofen for baking and serving our guests.

  • Maddy Fundraiser: When a child is suffers from leukemia, the whole community gets helps out. Since Maddy was diagnosed in June of 2019, prayers continued daily, but on Friday, February 7th, Maddy and her family received a financial boost at an all school assembly. This was a promise made to Maddy by Mrs. Lang, the school secretary, that if she raised at least $2,000 Maddy could shave her head. There was much to celebrate, as the fundraiser brought in over $34,000 to help with Maddy's medical expenses. Thank you to all who donated to make this an amazing event.

  • Children's Museum: During Catholic School's Week the 4K, 5K and 1st graders took a field trip to the Central Wisconsin Children's Museum in Stevens Point. They had a wonderful time exploring and using their imagination.

  • Grandparent's Day: We welcomed our grandparents to celebrate Mass with us and then join us in the gym for cookies, bars and coffee. While they enjoyed the treats students entertained them. What a blessing our grandparents are!

  • Parent's Night: Basketball players take time to recognize and thank their parents for giving them the opportunity to participate in a sport they love.

  • Q2 Wrap Up: It's great to recognize student success. At the Q2 Wrap Up students were recognized for making the honor roll and for their success in Accelerated Reader, Rocket Math and the Spelling Bee. This was also a send off for our Brains and Brawn Teams as they prepared to compete at the diocesan level. Congratulations to all who were recognized.

  • Roller Skating: Let's get this week rollin'...As part of our Catholic School's Week celebration second through eighth graders spent the morning and afternoon roller skating at Melody Gardens in Marshfield. Thank you to Fischer Transportation and Home and School for sponsoring the transportation to this fun event.

  • Brains and Brawn Tournament: Three teams traveled to La Crosse for the annual Brains and Brawns Tournament. Academic and boys and girls basketball teams throughout the diocese competed against each other with the hopes of coming home victorious. We are proud of all three teams and excited for the girls' basketball team, who brought home the Sportsmanship Trophy. This is the trophy we strive to bring home each year. Great memories were made and each team represented St. Mary's very well.

    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)