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.

DIOCESAN AWARD NOMINATIONS: We encourage the stakeholders of our Catholic Schools to prayerfully consider nominating a person for one of the eight awards sponsored by the Diocese of La Crosse’s Office for Catholic Schools awards.  Who is a “stakeholder?” Parents, Students, Teachers, Principals, Pastors, Alumni, Support Staff, Volunteers. Information regarding each award is available in the link provided below.

Please note the final day nominations will be accepted is Friday, February 8, 2019.

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 Therese, 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 teacher or staff member who works with infants through 4 year old Kindergarten. 

Elementary Educator of the Year: This annual award recognizes an outstanding diocesan 5 year old 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.

January 18: End of Second Quarter
January 23: NERR Spelling Bee 4:00 PM St. Anthony's, Athens
January 24: Parent-Student-Teacher Conference by request
January 25: NO SCHOOL - Marathon In-Service
January 26: Brains & Brawn Tournament, La Crosse

January 27-February 1: Catholic Schools Week
January 28: Minion Monday - Dress up as a Minion
January 29: Spirit Day - Roller Skating @ Melody Gardens (Gr 2-5 8:15-11:45; Gr 6-8 11:15-2:45)
January 30: Clash Day - Wear clothes that don't match
January 31: Dress Up Day - 4K-8 to attend Mass at Newman High School
February 1: Central Wisconsin Children's Museum - 4K - 1st Grade Field Trip
February 1: Dress Up Day - Grandparent's Day 1:00 PM Mass followed by social
February 1: Middle School Dance 7:00 - 10:00 PM "Hollywood Theme"

February 3: "Soup"er Bowl Sunday - All you can eat Chili and Chicken Noodle Soup Dinner (More information)
February 4: "The One and Only Ivan" Grades 2 - 5 to Grand Theatre
February 5: Regional Spelling Bee at Marathon High School, 12:30 PM

Milk Moola: For the last 15 years, Kwik Trip Inc. has offered the Milk Moola fundraising program to thousands of organizations in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.  During that time, we have contributed over $4 million dollars to those organizations.  It has been just one of many ways Kwik Trip have given back to the communities. 

After assessing the program we have made the decision to end the Milk Moola program and reallocate our efforts and donations in a different direction – in order to more effectively serve our communities.  We want to thank all of you for being part of this program for so many years.  All Milk Moola redemptions will need to be turned in to St. Mary’s School office by March 22, 2019.  Thank you for supporting St. Mary’s School through the Milk Moola program.


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Spelling Bee: St. Mary's champion spellers will compete at the NERR Spelling Bee on Wednesday, January 23. See the five that will be competing at St. Anthony's, Athens.

Free Throw Contest: We are proud to present the winners of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest.

NERR Knowledge Bowl Champions
: Congratulations to Mrs. Conley and the academic team who took first place in the North East Rural Regional Knowledge Bowl.

Caroling: The 7th and 8th grade choir entertained residents at Wellington Place, Copperleaf Assisted Living and Park View Court with their favorite Christmas Carols. They did a little shopping and had lunch at Fazoli's to top off the day. Those eating at Fazoli's were treated to carols as well.

Christmas Program
: Sounds of Christmas filled the gym at St. Mary's with the angelic voices of our students. "Come to Bethlehem and See" was the theme for the Grade 1-6 program. 4K and 5K sang Up on the Housetop and Tell It, while the 7th and 8th grade choir sang three beautiful songs to remind us the reason for the season...JESUS. May God bless your Christmas and have a Happy New Year. Click here to watch a video compliments of Jason Mechelke.

Square Dancing: Phy. Ed. class isn't just about basketball and gymnastics. Dominic Gruetzmacher came in to give the students a little "Square Dancing 101". Dominic is a square dance caller. The students had a great time learning how to do si do and prominade. Cotton Eyed Joe is a favorite song of square dancers.

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)