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

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       
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  • Vacation Bible School: And that's a wrap! VBS 2024 is in the books! Thank you to all the amazing volunteers who brought back Vacation Bible School to St. Mary's. Special thanks to Abby Jo Schliepp and Sara Sulzer, Home and School Co-Presidents, who headed this. Thank you to Ami Kaiser for the slideshow presentation. Click on the title link and click on the right arrow to watch the presentation.

  • Awards Night: St. Mary's Awards Night was a chance to celebrate the 5th - 8th grade accomplishments throughout the year. Congratulations to Rehgan Martin and Oliver Kramm who won the Athlete of the Year award, Rehgan Martin won the Academic Award, and the most prestigious award of the evening is the Eagle Award and it went to Bristal Baumann and Oliver Kramm.

  • Eagles and Eaglets: The Eagles (8th graders) and Eaglets (4K) got together one last time this year to celebrate the virtue of COURAGE! They learned that there are courageous heroes all around us in our every day lives.

  • State Track: Congratulations to Bristal Baumann who tied the girls state pole vault record at 8' 6"! Also congratulations to Brayson Schneider who took 3rd in the boys pole vault at 9'. We are very proud of these athletes!!

  • Blessed Carlo Acutis: The display and 1st class relic of CARLO ACUTIS will be available for viewing: Saturday, May 11th, 3PM until 5PM; Sunday, May 12th, from 8AM until 1PM St. Mary’s School, Marathon WI

  • Meat Sale Award Winners: Congratulations and many thanks to Josh, Katie, and Beckett Drexler on being the top selling family for our Meat/Cheese/Butter Braid Fundraiser! The sold a total of $3758!! Thank you to all who supported our fundraiser!

  • May Crowning: May is the month of Mary, our Mother, and a time for us to honor her. 8th graders crowned Mary with a crown of roses, students from each grade brought a rose to Mary, and 2nd graders wore their First Communion outfits and sang "All in All". What a wonderful way to give honor to Mary.

  • Butterflies fly free: The second grade students were provided a tangible way to understand metamorphosis as they got an up-close look at the life cycle of a butterfly - from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. The students patiently watched with anticipation as the caterpillars grew and transformed a little each day. Finally on April 29th, the butterflies were ready to be released. What a great experience! Thank you to the Hummer family for the classroom caterpillars!

  • Cooking with Ms. Cook: 8th graders asked Ms. Cook, our hot lunch manager, if she could give them a cooking lesson.The first thing they wanted to learn is how to make her delicious bread and cinnamon rolls. Looks like their first lesson was a big success!

  • Eagles and Eaglets - Kindness: In April the eagles (grade 8) and eaglets (4K) got together to discuss the virtue KINDNESS.  They listened to the story KINDNESS MAKES ME STRONGER, by Elizabeth Cole, and thought of ways they can be kind.  They wrote those ideas down and made a very long paper chain!  Next they filled a BINGO card with ways they would like to be kind.  Throughout April, as they complete a task, they “X” their box and each BINGO wins a prize.  Let's see if anyone can get BLACKOUT!

  • 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.