St. Mary's School Marathon, Wisconsin, Excellence in Education, Home of the Eagles
Mission Statement

Welcome to St. Mary’s School.  Please take time to browse and discover all the wonderful things happening at St. Mary’s School.


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

REMIND: Sign up for important school announcements 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)  

Vacation Bible School Registration: Vacation Bible School will be held at St. Mary's June 3 - 7, 2024 from 9:00 - 12:00. Please click on the link for registration form.

Summer School Registration: Please click on the link for information about summer school course offerings, and follow the QR code to the Summer School page on the District website to find the link for online registration. You can also click on this link to find the description and paper copy of registration form.

You can also use this link to get to the Summer School Homepage: 

The website also has course offerings, descriptions, and other general Summer School information.

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the registration form, please contact the St. Mary's office or reach out to Mr. Ellenbecker (

Weekend Mass schedule:

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

CALENDAR AT A GLANCE: Calendar for 2023-2024 School Year       

  • Wednesday, April 17th:  NERR Forensic Meet, St. Anthony’s, Athens, 3:30 PM
  • Thursday, April 18th:  Large Group Choir, Athens
  • Thursday, April 25th:  Family Adoration, 6:30 PM
  • Monday, April 29th:  Mid-Terms Q4 Gr 5 – 8
  • Tuesday, April 30th:  Vacation Bible School Meeting, 6:00 PM, Cafeteria
  • Tuesday, May 7th:  Newman Track Meet – Grades 4 & 5
  • Wednesday, May 8th:  Blessed Carlos Acutis & Eucharistic Miracles 6:30 PM, Church
  • Friday, May 10th:  Madison Field Trip, Grade 4
  • Friday, May 10th:  Wildwood Wildlife Park, Grades 2 and 3
  • Sunday, May 12th:  Mother’s Day Breakfast sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
  • Friday, May 17th:  Meat/Cheese/Butter Braid Fundraiser Pick Up @ Custom Meats 1:00-5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 22nd:  St. Mary’s Awards Night, 6:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 23rd:  8th Grade Graduation Liturgy, 6:30 PM
  • Friday, May 24th:  8th Grade Class Trip, 8:00 AM
  • Friday, May 24th:  4K – 1st Grade Field Day, 1:00 PM
  • Monday, May 27th:  NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, May 28th:  Piano Recital, 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, May 29th:  4K – 1st to Jo Jo’s Jungle, 9:00 AM
  • Thursday, May 30th:  Service Day Grades 5 – 7, 9:00 AM
  • Friday, May 31st:  Final Day of Classes
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  • CWES 2024: The Central Wisconsin Environmental Station offers wonderful programs that helps students to explore nature and work on team building skills. 5th and 8th graders had beautiful weather for their overnight field trip. Thank you to the students of UWSP, who provide the leadership for this program.

  • Catholic Daughters of the Americas: Congratulations to the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Education Contest winners. An award presentation was held April 15th and 6th graders were in attendance to receive their awards. We congratulate Meredith Blume, Ellie Hummer, Anya Jacobson, and Bennett Sapinski. Also receiving awards, but not present, were 8th graders, Paityn Brickner and Chayce Westfall.

  • First Holy Communion: St. Mary's 2nd Grade students have been preparing for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion and finally were able to receive the Body and Blood of Jesus for the very first time on Divine Mercy Sunday. May they always cherish the gift of Jesus in the Eucharist. 

  • Lenten Food Drive: Thank you to all those who donated to the Lenten Food Drive. The items were delivered to the Marathon/Edgar Circle of Joy along with $200. May the Lord bless your Easter and your family for your generosity!

  • Baked Potato Bar: Thank you to all who came to support the 1st Annual Baked Potato Bar. It was a huge success. Special thanks to all who donated money, to Jerry Petrowski for the donation of potatoes, to the ladies who made desserts, and to the volunteers who worked! Together we made it a tasty and fun event.

  • Family Adoration: Thanks to the leadership of Caitlin Lemmer and Deacon Hilts, we are able to offer Family Adoration once a month. This is a special time for families to come as a family and spend time with our Lord.

  • Fridays with Friends - St. Patrick: 4K and 2nd graders read a story about St. Patrick and how the three leaf clover represents the Trinity - the Father , the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Then they did an art project making shamrocks and played "Lucky Bingo" with Lucky Charms.

  • Fridays with Friends - Dr. Seuss: Friday friends got together to kick off READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK by celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday.  Silly rhymes and stories were shared.  The students enjoyed the story Bartholomew and the Oobleck (a great follow-up with lions and lambs from the week before), then got their hands dirty by making their own oobleck. 

  • Lucky Charms: First graders had a good time sorting shapes using Lucky Charms. There may have been a few Lucky Charms that got eaten in the process.

  • March in like a Lion: The 4K and Grade 2 students spent their afternoon enjoying the story In Like a Lion… Out Like a Lamb. They talked about how, although it is winter, we have been blessed with many lamb-like weather days. After story-time, students partnered up and had fun making lions and lambs to welcome March.

  • Pinch Pots: 2nd Graders learned how pinch pots are made and had the opportunity to make their own and paint them. It was a great "hands on" experience.

  • Mardi Gras: St. Mary's Home and School hosted "Mardi Gras Nacho Bar" for families to celebrate together. After a brief meeting families enjoyed a time of fellowship, food and friendship.

  • Fridays with Friends: 4K and 2nd grade friends were happy to get together because our FUN FRIDAY activity was a SCIENCE EXPERIMENT!  After listening to a story called Hugless Douglas the students learned about "attraction" and "repulsion."  Mrs. Drexler used magnets to describe the BIG words and then showed the students the experiment called MAGIC MILK.  There were lots of "ooohs" and "ahhhhs" as the students observed the reaction.  The students then had the opportunity to try it themselves!  Lots of fun was had by all and when the "magic" was all done they enjoyed some stories about Valentine’s Day!

  • Mission Carnival: The Mission Carnival was a great success.  In total $2,000 was raised.  This money will be sent to our two Diocesan Missions, our sister parish in Bolivia and to the Casa Hogar Juan Pablo II orphanage.  Thank you to all who donated to or worked for the carnival.

  • BINGO: 4K and 2nd grade students played Bingo during their Friday with Friends session.

  • Grandparent's Day: Catholic Schools Week ended with celebrating Mass with our grandparents, followed by a program and social in the gym. Parents were then invited to visit classrooms. We are blessed to have a day set aside to celebrate our grandparents!

  • Crazy Hat/Hair/Bingo/Class Colors: Whew! There was a lot happening on Tuesday of Catholic Schools Week. Click on the link to see the activities.

  • Melody Gardens: The week started off on a "roll" as 2nd - 8th graders went roller skating at Melody Gardens. Not sure what they enjoyed more, roller skating or the snack bar! No injuries were reported so it was a great day!

  • Huey's Hideaway Museum: 4K - 1st Graders spent the morning at Huey's Hideaway in Medford. They were able to play, explore, pretend and use their imagination. Thanks to Home & School for providing the busing.

  • 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. 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.