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 website. If you are new to the area and would like a tour of our school, please contact us and we will set up a time to tour our beautiful school. If you are unable to come for tour, please browse through our website to see all the fantastic things happening under God's loving care. Click here for our student registration form.

Sign-Up for School Closing Announcements as well as other reminders from school throughout the year.

Private School Tuition Tax Form

Parents who drop off their children should do so by 7:40 as we continue to start ADD for our older students and AR/remedial work for our younger students at that time. Thank you.

Heritage Center Essay Contest: Marathon City 2020 committee and the Marathon City Heritage Center Committee are running an essay contest "Marathon Memories". There are several divisions starting from Kindergarten through adults. Prizes will be awarded. Deadline is extended to June 30, 2019. For more details, click on the link above.

Brains and Brawn link for pictures of winners.
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St. Mary's Promotional Video: Please take a moment to watch our promotional video.

Cheese Curd Stand Sign Up: All families are expected to sign up to work at least three shifts as all families benefit from the sales profits. Please click on the link below for the event you wish to sign up for. Thank you.

Balloon Rally: July 11 - 13, 2019
Blues Fest: August 16 & 17, 2019
Marathon Fun Days: August 30 - September 2, 2019

May 21: Piano Recital, 7:00 PM
May 22: 3 - 5 and 7 to attend Mass
May 22: Home and School Meeting/Spring Choral Concert/Awards Night 6:00 PM
May 23: 1:30 Early Dismissal due to Marathon hosting Sectional Track Meet
May 24: Meat Sale Awards Day
May 27: NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day Take time to remember those who died serving our country.
May 28: Rosary in church 2:00 PM
May 29: Volunteer Appreciaiton Mass 8:00 AM Thank you to those who volunteer and contribute to making our school a school of excellence. Please join us for a social in the cafeteria following Mass.
May 30: Service Day for 8th graders
May 31: 8th Grade Class Trip to Valleyfair 7 AM - 6:30 PM
May 31: Track and Field Day, Grades 4K - 1st
June 3: Track and Field Day, Grades 2 and 3
June 5: Last day of school, talent show


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Wildwood Wildlife Park, Minocqua: The second and third graders headed north to the Wildwood Wildlife Park in Minocqua and enjoyed a beautiful, sun-filled day with the animals. The parakeet hut and feeding the giraffes seem to be the favorites among the students. Thank you to Home and School for providing the transportation to these field trips.

Wildwood Zoo, Marshfield: 4K - 1st graders enjoyed the day at the Wildwood Zoo in Marshfield. They enjoyed a lunch packed from home and then stopped at Hub City Ice Cream Company for a cone.

7th Grade Retreat: The 7th graders were on a morning retreat at St. Anthony's Spirituality Center. Deacon Bryan gave them a tour and of the center and told them that the retreat center was self-sufficient by growing their own vegetables. High school sophomore, Michael Hahn spoke to the 7th graders and told them the importance of being a good leader in middle school and high school. Walking through the Stations of the Cross was a good time to meditate on their leadership roles and the difference between good and bad leadership.

Madison Field Trip: Miss Globensky and the 4th graders enjoyed their trip to Madison to tour the Capitol, the Wisconsin Historical Museum, and then they spent some time at the Henry Vilas Zoo. A highlight was meeting Marathon native, Senator Jerry Petrowski and Representative John Spiros. When they left the zoo she did a recount to be sure none of our monkeys stayed at the zoo.

Day at the Diocese: St. Mary's 7th and 8th graders took a trip to La Crosse to visit St. Rose Convent, The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral and had pizza lunch on the La Crosse Queens Cruise. It was to their delight that Cardinal Raymond Burke was at the diocese and he said a prayer with the group. The weather wasn't what they had hoped but it didn't dampen their spirits.

St. Mary's Day: It was a beautiful day at the top of the hill in Marathon City. A day to celebrate the gift of St. Mary's School. Many families and community members came together for good food, good company, bowling and music. Thank you to all the businesses who sponsored the lanes and/or prizes for the day: Brickner Motors, Custom Lawn Service, Kamenick Farms and Catering, Kipper Konstruction, Marathon Cheese, Menzner Hardwoods, Peoples State Bank, Pine Valley Golf Course, Sauter Tree Services, and The Dirks Group. Thank you to Tom Heise for the Grand Prize donation of $100 certificate to Custom Meats and to Steve and Jane Hanson and the Marathon City Sports Center and staff for providing great pizzas and a lot of bowling fun. We are very grateful to Jerry Schmitt and Bernie Dick for the wonderful entertainment. It was a day filled with faith, family, friends, and fun.

Newman Track Meet: The 4th and 5th graders always look forward to the Newman Track Meet. They were blessed with a beautiful, sunny day and had a lot of fun showing off their athletic abilities. We are grateful to Newman for the invitation to join them.

Safety Patrol Trip: Thank you to Marathon Cheese for sponsoring the safety patrol trip to Milwaukee and Chicago. Maddie Martin represented the safety patrols from St. Mary's and had a wonderful time on the trip. She got to take a tour of Miller Park, the Jelly Belly factory, went to the Shedd Aquarium, and Medieval Times Dinner Theater in Chicago.

Track Records Broken: Eighth grader, Matt Annis was determined to break the school record in either the 100m or 400m run. His persistance paid off because he has set the new school record in both! Two new school records: 2019 Matt Annis 100M 11.84 (Previous record, 2006 Travis Schumacher 11.93) 2019 Matt Annis 400M 54.54 (Previous record, 2016 Aaron Schumacher 56.39). Matt also tied the school record of 9' 0" in the pole vault. That record was set by Preston Wirkus in 2012. Congratulations, Matt!

Clay Bowls Project: Miss Larsen and the sixth graders made bowls for their art project. The bowls were fired, glazed and will be for someone special. Thank you to Jacky Gertschen, Sharon Miller and SuzAnne Werner for teaching the students how to make the bowls from clay. It was a fun and worthwhile project.

"Breakfast at St. Mary's": In an effort to keep parishioners involved in what's happening at St. Mary's and as a way to say "thank you" for their support, we invite the adults who attend daily Mass to a treat of cinnamon rolls and coffee. We are grateful to Thrivent Financial (via LeAnn Lang) for their donation to this event. Special thanks to Home and School, Suzanne Martin, Autumn Sapinski, Kaci Sessions and Colleen Cihlar for providing the fresh baked cinnamon rolls.

Adopt a Classroom: Kindergarten students were excited to have some Marathon Cheese Corporation employees visit their classroom and teach them about planting seeds. They are hoping for sunshine to help their seeds germinate and grow. Thank you, Marathon Cheese Corporation and United Way for providing this opportunity for our students.

Packer Tailgate: Mark your calendars for St. Mary's Packer Tailgate Party, Sunday, September 22, 2019. Don't miss the chance to meet former Packer great, Frank Winters.

May Crowning: 8th graders, Elizabeth and Taylor, crown Mary, the Mother of God while the second graders show their love for her by wearing their First Communion clothes. We celebrate May, the month of Mary by bringing her roses as a symbol of our love for her.

First Holy Communion: Second graders proudly wore their first communion dresses and ties as they received Jesus for the first time. This sacrament allows them to receive the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in His fullness. May God continue to be with them as they walk their spiritual journey.

Military Presentation: Jake Salber is a military/history buff and over the years has attained uniforms and a lot of memorabilia. Jake has items from the Civil War, WWI, WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam. He enjoys re-enacting different scenarios and takes great pleasure in sharing these items with others. The students were fascinated by his collection. Jake involves his audience and helps them to learn about history by giving hands on demonstrations. Thank you, Jake for sharing this collection with us and helping us to understand history and the military.

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)