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.

Calendar at a glance:

  • Friday, February 14: No School - Marathon In-Service Have a Happy Valentine's Day!
  • Monday, February 17: Grades 6 - 8 Mass
  • Wednesday, February 19: Grades 3 - 5 Mass
  • Friday, February 21: Mission Carnival
  • Wednesday, February 26: Ash Wednesday Mass Grades 5K - 8
  • Thursday, February 26: 4K - 2 to The Grand Theatre "The Snowy Day"
  • Monday, March 2: Grades 5K - 2 Mass
  • Wednesday, March 4: Grades 5K - 8 Mass
  • Friday, March 6: No School - Diocesan In-Service
  • Saturday, March 7: Snowshoeing at the Retreat Center (tentative-dependent on the snow cover)

  • Save the date: Saturday, May 2, 2020 st. Mary's Day at Marathon City Sports Center
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  • 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.

  • NERR Spelling Bee: Can you spell c-h-a-m-p-i-o-n? Congratulations to our spelling champions, Logan Schmidt - 1st place and Cayden Sapinski - 2nd place. Logan, Cayden and Hailey Martin will compete at the CESA Spelling Bee on February 6th at Rib Lake Elementary School. Wishing them the best of luck and spelling.

  • Spelling Bee: Congratulations to our champion spellers: Logan Schmidt - champion, Abram Jacobson - 2nd place, Luke Hoenisch - 3rd place, Hailey Martin - 4th place, Cayden Sapinski - 5th place, and Ella Altfillisch - alternate. These students will compete in the NERR Spelling Bee at St. Anthony's School, Athens on January 22nd.

  • Free Throw Contest: Click on link to see the winners of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest.

  • Maddy Day: Faculty, staff and students showed their support for Maddy Lang, 8th grader battling leukemia, by wearing their Maddy Day shirts or teal and orange. We had an assembly in the gym to kick off the fundraiser to shave Mrs. Suzie Lang's head. If we raise a minimum of $2000 Maddy will shave Mrs. Lang's head at an all-school assembly on Friday, February 7th. All are welcome to attend. For information on how you can donate, please click here. Thank you.

  • Gingerbread men: Mrs. Kind's first grade class had a great time decorating and eating their gingerbread men. They were delighted that Mr. Koch could join them to decorate cookies.

  • Caroling: Our theme for Advent was "Christmas with a capital C" with the first week centered on Christ, 2nd Charity, and 3rd Caroling. Our 7th and 8th grade choir spent the last day before Christmas vacation caroling to the senior citizens of Wellington Place, Copperleaf Assisted Living and Park View Court.
  • St. Mary's Christmas Program: Thank you to Jason Mechelke for taping the program to share with everyone. Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year from St. Mary's School
    Music from the students of St. Mary's Catholic School in Marathon, WI Grades 4K through 8th all performed.
    4th Grade Recorder
    7:18 5th Grade Recorder
    4K & 5K
    1st-6th Program
    7th & 8th Choir

  • Christmas Program Collage

  • Bowling: Miss Wirkus took the 3rd - 8th graders bowling for their phy. ed. unit. Thank you to the Activities Committee who sponsored this unit.

    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)