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.

St. Mary's Parish 25th Family Tailgate Party: Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 10, 2021 and come and meet our special guest, Don "Majik" Majkowski, former Packer great! Raffle tickets are available for the all cash raffle at St. Mary's School, rectory, or in the back of church. Please pick up tickets to sell or if you are looking to purchase tickets, please contact Suzie Lang at 715.443.3430 or email Thank you for your support of this important fundraiser.

The tailgate party is successful because of our many wonderful volunteers. If you would like to get involved and help with the setup, during the party and clean up, please sign up on this link: Many hands make light work. Thank you in advance.

Talent Show Link 

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)

Amazon Smile: You can make a difference while you shop Amazon. Simply shop at or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app and AmazonSmile donates to Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish (St. Mary's). Thank you for your support.

Weekend Mass schedule:

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

CALENDAR AT A GLANCE: Calendar for 2021-2022 School Year

  • Wednesday, September 29th:  5 - 6 Grade Mass
  • Wednesday, September 29th:  1st Reconciliation 2nd grade parent meeting, 6 PM, cafeteria
  • Friday, October 1st:  Rock Ridge Apple Orchard, grades 4K - 2
  • Saturday, October 2nd:  Pumpkin Patch, 8 AM - noon
  • Monday, October 4th:  1 – 8 Mass; Blessing of the Animals before and following 8 AM Mass
  • Monday, October 4th:  Mid-term grades sent home, grades 5 - 8
  • Wednesday, October 6th:  3 – 4 Grade Mass
  • Friday, October 8th:  No School, Marathon In-service
  • Sunday, October 10th:  Packer Tailgate Party, 11 AM – 4 PM
  • Monday, October 11th:  1 - 2 Grade Mass
  • Tuesday, October 12th:  Picture retakes
  • Wednesday, October 13th:  7 - 8 Grade Mass
  • Friday, October 15th:  Rosary at church, 2:10 PM

Newsletter (9.20.2021)
Newsletter (9.13.2021)
Newsletter (9.7.2021)
Newsletter (9.1.2021)

Packer Tailgate Raffle Basket Information

Mr. Koch's Remind Letter (8.16.2021)
Mr. Koch's Remind Letter (7.13.2021)

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  • Little Red Schoolhouse: One of the highlights in 4th grade is the trip to the Little Red Schoolhouse. Students dress in authentic attire and find out what a typical school day was like in 1904. They learned how to write with pen and ink, each had chores to do such as, sweeping the floors and carrying in firewood. They also enjoyed games and fun at recess. Our hot lunch staff packed their lunches in tin cans with handles to add to the authenticity of the day. Thank you to the Marathon County Historical Society and the Marathon County Parks Department for providing this opportunity for our students. Also, thank you to Home and School for providing the bus for the day.

  • 4K Apple Stars: Mrs. Drexler read the book of the little red house with no windows, a chimney and star inside to 4K students. Then they got to discover the star in the middle of the apple.

  • Catholic Daughter's of the Americas: Congratulations to Will Bretzke for winning 2nd Place at Nationals in the Catholic Daughters of the Americas competition.  There are over 12,000 orders of the Catholic Daughters in the US and Mexico so this is quite an accomplishment.  Kathy Lezniak, the local representative from the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, St. Rose Court #1062, presented Will with a check and his ribbon.

  • Fair Animals: Summer is a time many children who are in the 4H program prepare and groom their animals to show at the fair. The Baumann's are busy getting their animals in tip-top shape.

  • Employee Recognition: To end the year we celebrated the dedicated employees at our Employee Recognition Dinner. Although Mr. Koch showed his appreciation for all faculty and staff, those celebrating a milestone year were recognized. Congratulations to Colleen Cihlar - 5 years, Jodi Langenhahn - 10 Years, Sandi Eckardt - 15 years, and Suzie Lang - 30 years. "Whatever you do, do it as if you were working for the Lord and not for man." ~The Apostle Paul

  • Ice Cream: What a wonderful way to end the school year by a trip to the Pizza Market for ice cream. Several classes took a stroll down the hill to enjoy some delicious ice cream. Thank you, Pizza Market for allowing our students to come for this yummy treat.

  • Talent Show & AR/Rocket Math Awards: Students had the opportunity to showcase their talent at the end of year Talent Show. 4K sang and signed the ABC's, while some danced, sang and we even had a comedian. AR and Rocket Math awards were given out. Our top reader was Velda Mechelke (Gr 6) with a total of 906 AR points! 2nd place went to Sara Marek (Gr 6) and 3rd place to Sam Altenhofen (Gr 7). The first to master their Rocket Math were Adam Murkowski (Gr 2), Nathan Schroder (Gr 3), Brayson Schneider and Mallory Sternberg (Gr 4). Congratulations to all our award recipients.

  • 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 (updated curriculum draft). 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.