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.

Talent Show Link 

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

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Weekend Mass schedule:

  • Saturday at 4:00 PM
  • Sunday at 8:00 and 10:00 AM

CALENDAR AT A GLANCE: Calendar for 2021-2022 School Year

  • Wednesday, October 27th:  7 – 8 Grade Mass
  • Friday, October 29th:  No School, Diocesan in-service
  • Monday, November 1st:  1 - 8 Grade Mass, Celebration of the Saints                      
  • Wednesday, November 3rd:  5 - 6 Grade Mass
  • Friday, November 5th:  End of quarter 1
  • Monday, November 8th:  3 - 4  Grade Mass
  • Wednesday, November 10th:  1 - 2 Grade Mass
  • Sunday, November 14th:  1st Communion at Noon (Grade 3)
  • Monday, November 15th:  7 - 8  Grade Mass
  • Wednesday, November 17th:  5 - 6 Grade Mass
  • Thursday, November 18th:  P-S-T Conferences 3 – 9 PM
  • Friday, November 19th:  No School, Marathon in-service

    Newsletter (10.18.2021)
    Newsletter (9.20.2021)
    Newsletter (9.13.2021)
    Newsletter (9.7.2021)
    Newsletter (9.1.2021)

Mr. Koch's Remind Letter (8.16.2021)
Mr. Koch's Remind Letter (7.13.2021)

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  • Friday Fun - Reading with Friends: 2nd graders felt pretty special to be able to read to our 4K students. Pairing up students to share their love of reading is great for both classes.

  • AgCountry Donation: Thank you to AgCountry for their generous donation to St. Mary's School. We appreciate your support of Catholic education.

  • Packer Tailgate Party: Last year we were not able to have our Packer Tailgate party so we are thankful to have it this year and have beautiful weather and a chance to get together with family and friends. Thank you to everyone who had a part in making this fundraiser a huge success. Special thanks to Rod and LeAnn Lang, Jamie and Melinda Lang and Kevin and Gina Lang for organizing this event for the past several years. This was their final year and will be passing the reigns on to other volunteers.

  • Volleyball - 8th Grade Night: 7th graders had a special tribute to the 8th graders at their final game as St. Mary's Eagles. 7th graders presented the 8th grade players with a gift bag and Coach Petersen treated them to a pizza party.

  • Blessing of Animals: October 4th is the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi and families were invited to bring their family pets for a blessing. St. Francis had a great love for God's creation. He found much comfort and love for the animals.

  • Pumpkin Patch: St. Mary's Home and School was happy to bring back the Pumpkin Patch this year. Thank you to all that donated pumpkins, gourds, baked goods, decorative items and to those who helped set up and run the Pumpkin Patch. We are blessed with wonderful volunteers. Special thanks to Kaci Sessions for organizing the Pumpkin Patch this year.

  • Pumpkin Decorations: Miss Baeseman and the 4th grader were very busy making pumpkin decorations. Some were delivered to Copperleaf Assisted Living and the others were sold at St. Mary's Pumpkin Patch. Check out their cute creations.

  • Rock Ridge Orchard: The fall of the year is the perfect time for a field trip to Rock Ridge Orchard. 4K - 2nd grades visited the orchard and were able to pick apples, enjoy a petting zoo and other fun activities. Thank you to Dan & Julie Knetter for the great experience and to Home and School for providing the transportation.

  • Pumpkin Painting: 4K and 2nd graders got together to make wooden pumpkins for the Pumpkin Patch. Thank you to Senator Jerry Petrowski for the wood slices for this project. It's fun to be creative and see the different things we can make.

  • Little Red Schoolhouse: One of the highlights in 4th grade is the trip to the Little Red Schoolhouse. Students dress in authentic attire and find out what a typical school day was like in 1904. They learned how to write with pen and ink, each had chores to do such as, sweeping the floors and carrying in firewood. They also enjoyed games and fun at recess. Our hot lunch staff packed their lunches in tin cans with handles to add to the authenticity of the day. Thank you to the Marathon County Historical Society and the Marathon County Parks Department for providing this opportunity for our students. Also, thank you to Home and School for providing the bus for the day.

  • 4K Apple Stars: Mrs. Drexler read the book of the little red house with no windows, a chimney and star inside to 4K students. Then they got to discover the star in the middle of the apple.

  • Catholic Daughter's of the Americas: Congratulations to Will Bretzke for winning 2nd Place at Nationals in the Catholic Daughters of the Americas competition.  There are over 12,000 orders of the Catholic Daughters in the US and Mexico so this is quite an accomplishment.  Kathy Lezniak, the local representative from the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, St. Rose Court #1062, presented Will with a check and his ribbon.

  • Fair Animals: Summer is a time many children who are in the 4H program prepare and groom their animals to show at the fair. The Baumann's are busy getting their animals in tip-top shape.

  • Employee Recognition: To end the year we celebrated the dedicated employees at our Employee Recognition Dinner. Although Mr. Koch showed his appreciation for all faculty and staff, those celebrating a milestone year were recognized. Congratulations to Colleen Cihlar - 5 years, Jodi Langenhahn - 10 Years, Sandi Eckardt - 15 years, and Suzie Lang - 30 years. "Whatever you do, do it as if you were working for the Lord and not for man." ~The Apostle Paul

  • Ice Cream: What a wonderful way to end the school year by a trip to the Pizza Market for ice cream. Several classes took a stroll down the hill to enjoy some delicious ice cream. Thank you, Pizza Market for allowing our students to come for this yummy treat.

  • Talent Show & AR/Rocket Math Awards: Students had the opportunity to showcase their talent at the end of year Talent Show. 4K sang and signed the ABC's, while some danced, sang and we even had a comedian. AR and Rocket Math awards were given out. Our top reader was Velda Mechelke (Gr 6) with a total of 906 AR points! 2nd place went to Sara Marek (Gr 6) and 3rd place to Sam Altenhofen (Gr 7). The first to master their Rocket Math were Adam Murkowski (Gr 2), Nathan Schroder (Gr 3), Brayson Schneider and Mallory Sternberg (Gr 4). Congratulations to all our award recipients.

  • 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)

St. Mary’s is a Catholic School in the Diocese of La Crosse following the Diocese curriculum (updated curriculum draft). As a Catholic School we will teach and advocate our Catholic Faith.  All students are welcome in our school, and all parents and legal guardians must understand that Catholic Doctrine will be taught.  The passing on of our Catholic Faith is our number one priority.

St. Mary’s School respects the dignity of each individual and, therefore, will not discriminate on the basis of race, nationality, ethnic origin, or gender in regard to enrollment or hiring practices.