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.


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

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Sycamore: Please login with the directions you received through this link. Any questions, please contact the school office. Thank you. (Sycamore Parent Letter)

Pumpkin Patch: St. Mary's Pumpkin Patch will be held Saturday, September 30th from 8:00am-Noon. Come and get all your fall decorating needs, homemade cinnamon rolls and bread and other delicious goodies. Click on the link for more information.

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       

  • Friday, September 22nd:  NO SCHOOL – Marathon In-Service
  • Sunday, September 24th: Men’s Chicken Dinner, serving 11AM – 1 PM (7th and 8th grade boys and their fathers are asked to help – see the note in your son’s take home folder)
  • Sunday, September 24th:  1st Annual Fall Mother-Son Event 1-3:00 PM (Flier in take home folders)
  • Monday, September 25th: 5 - 8 Grade Mass
  • Wednesday, September 27th: 5K - 4 Grade Mass
  • Wednesday, September 27th:  1st Reconciliation Parent Meeting 6:00 PM (Grade 2)
  • Saturday, September 30th:  Pumpkin Patch
  • Friday, October 6th:  NO SCHOOL – Diocesan In-Service, Stevens Point
  • Thursday, November 9th: Veteran's Day Program

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  • Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary: We celebrate the birthday of our Blessed Mother, Mary at Mass and the students all bring cakes to honor her. Everyone enjoyed a tasty treat after Mass.

  • Fridays with Friends: St. Mary's 4K and 2nd grade students listened to the story “I Like Me” which helps to teach students to feel good about themselves in a very simple way…enjoy yourself, take good care of yourself, and cheer yourself up when you are feeling down.  Students then worked together with a friend to collaboratively draw chalk portraits celebrating life.

  • Talent Show: On the last day of school students are able to sign up to be in the Talent Show. The talent varies from telling jokes, drama club, gymnastics and dancing, to piano and much, much more. The pictures in the collage give you a good idea of the talent that roams the halls of St. Mary's. We're so proud of these talented students!

  • Service Day: 5th - 7th grade students spent a morning doing service projects throughout the Marathon and Wausau communities. It's great to take some time to give back and it teaches students to reach out to others with their time and talents.

  • Awards Night: St. Mary's students have so much to be proud of. Awards Night celebrated the success of our 5th - 8th grade students in athletics and academics. The Outstanding Atheletes are Brady Annis and Mayven Schneider. The Academic Award went to Hailey Martin and the most prestigious award, the Eagle Award, went to Mayven Schneider. Congratulations to all award winners!

  • AR, Rocket Math, Track Awards: The last day of school was all about celebrating another great year. AR, Rocket Math and Track Awards were given out.

  • Camp Forest Springs: Thanks to an anonymous donation the 7th graders were able to attend a retreat at Camp Forest Springs. They learned about trust, teamwork, courage and leadership.

  • 4th Grade to Madison: The 4th graders always look forward to their trip to Madison to visit the Historical Museum and the Capitol. This year they also went to The Milton House, which was part of the Underground Railroad. After learning about Wisconsin History it is great to actually be able to see these places in person.

  • Heritage Hill: Second and third graders spent the day in Green Bay at Heritage Hill. When they returned they were pretty excited about this education and awesome field trip!

  • Trees Into Cartons: Eric and Amanda Bohn gave a presentation of Trees into Cartons, teaching students about the renewability and sustainability of paper and paperboard packaging. We thank them for sharing their time and knowledge.

  • Chemistry: Mr. Fredrickson and his chemistry class came to St. Mary's to entertain the students with some chemistry fun!

  • Track Meet - Grades 4 & 5: Thank you to the Newman Cardinals for the invitation to their track meet. Click on the link for many pictures of the day.

  • Fridays with Friends (Honesty): With Honesty as our virtue this month, the 4K and second grade Friday Friends listened to the classic story of Pinocchio - a story that teaches children about lying. In the story, Pinocchio's nose grows longer every time he tells a lie, which is a powerful visual of the consequences of dishonesty. Students were reminded that when they lie, the situation can grow and worsen - telling the truth is always the best policy and taking responsibility for our actions is an essential part of growing up.

  • Rockets: 5th and 6th graders made rockets in Science.They launched them to see how far they can fly. They have become Artemis rocket engineers.

  • 5K Flower Planting: Mary Ann Lemmer, along with Pamela Thomsen of Better Life Association, planted marigolds with the Kindergarten students.  The flowers were provided by Jerry Standiford, a local gardener.  His plants are all started from seed or cuttings.  Jerry is the master gardener for the Rib Mountaineers 4H group.  He is the Superintendent of flowers, houseplants, and gardening for the Marathon County Fair.  He is a state certified judge at 8 fairs around Wisconsin. 

  • May Crowning: May is the month of Mary, our Mother. Second graders wear their First Holy Communion outfits and sing their special song, "All in All" and eighth graders crown Mary with flowers as a way to honor her.

  • Junior Achievement: The second grade class had so much fun with Mrs. Sessions leading the Junior Achievement program last week! Through a week of hands-on learning, students learned about the importance of communities and how each of them can contribute to a community’s success. The second graders explored careers, made paper donuts to earn (play) money, paid taxes, and voted to make an important community decision. Thank you to Mrs. Sessions and the Junior Achievement program for this wonderful learning opportunity!

  • Fridays with Friends: 4K and 2nd grade friends made May baskets.  May baskets are a fun and creative way for students to celebrate the arrival of spring and to show their appreciation for the special people in their lives.  The baskets were anonymously left in the staff mailboxes as a May Day surprise. In celebration of May, the Friday friends also got together and helped paper flowers bloom!  Through this experiment, students experienced how osmosis works.  As the paper flowers absorbed the water, the water molecules moved into the cells of the paper, causing them to expands and BLOOM!

  • CWES: Fifth and eighth graders took an overnight field trip to CWES (Central Wisconsin Environmental Station). The majority of their time was spent in the outdoors exploring, working on team building skills, playing games and learning how to build a fire using flint to start their campfires. It was an adventuresome and awesome learning experience. Thank you to the students of UWSP and CWES for providing this great opportunity.

  • First Holy Communion: Mrs. Hahn has been preparing the second grade students of St. Mary's School for the biggest day of their life to this point...First Holy Communion. Although it was very gloomy outside their hearts were bright and cheerful with the thought of receiving our Lord for the very first time in the fullness of His Body and Blood. Please click on the link to see the beautiful pictures
    and highlights from their special day. May they always cherish the gift of the Eucharist.

  • Fridays with Friends (Responsibility): Friday friends switched roles and talked about responsibility as we changed to a new month and begin to look forward to new responsibilities.  After a short discussion of what responsibility means and ways we can be responsible we listened to the story Cami Kangaroo Has Too Much Stuff, by Stacy Bauer.  We talked about no matter how much fun we have we still have to be responsible and clean up after. With that being said, we headed to the cafeteria for what was probably the most fun science experiment we have had all year.  Kids were shown how to drive matchbox cars through bubbles!  They showed great responsibility by following directions! Check out these bubbles (and smiles!)

  • Space Exploration: 5K students wrapped up their unit on Space Exploration by making space shuttle kites. Check it out!

  • Honor Roll: Congratulations to our Honor Roll students.

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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.