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.

Masks at school: Please click on the link to read the letter from Bishop Callahan. Students will need to continue to have masks on at school. Thank you. 

Opt Out Form: If you wish to have your child(ren) learn virtually, please fill out and return the Opt Out Form.

Covid Testing: Marathon County will be hosting weekly COVID-19 testing beginning, October 20th.  Testing is on a first come, first serve basis. Testing will be limited to individuals experiencing symptoms or close contacts to positive case. For more information click on the 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.

Below is the link to our YouTube Channel. The intention is to record Mass each weekend and post a new video for your viewing by mid-morning on Sunday.  

September 2020:
Sunday Mass Obligation

The NEW Mass schedule:

What about refraining from attending Mass if you are still concerned about the virus?  Those who are at-risk because of age or underlying illness are encouraged to remain at home.  In other words, Bishop Callahan has continued to grant a dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass.  If you choose not to come to the Sunday Mass for the time being, the dispensation given by the Bishop removes the penalty of sin.  However, we must still keep holy the Lord’s Day (the Third Commandment).  If you choose not to attend the Sunday Mass, please watch a televised Mass or one that is live-streamed.  Sunday is also a good day to spend time in extra prayer and perhaps some spiritual reading – like reading from the Bible.

Please follow the guidelines provided by Wisconsin Department of Health Services:

Reopening Plan


  • Wednesday, April 21st:  3rd and 4th prayer service
  • Friday, April 23rd:  Online track clothing orders due
  • Monday, April 26th: 1st and 2nd grade Mass
  • Wednesday, April 28th:  7th and 8th grade Mass 
  • Wednesday, April 28th:  First Reconciliation 5:30 PM (Church)
  • Thursday, April 29th:  St. Mary’s online spirit wear orders due
  • Friday, April 30th:  Midterms, 4th quarter – Grades 5 – 8
  • Monday, May 3rd:  5th and 6th grade Mass
  • Wednesday, May 5th:  3rd and 4th grade Mass
  • Friday, May 7th:  No school, Marathon in-service
  • Monday, May 10th:  1st and 2nd grade Mass
  • Wednesday, May 12th: 7th and 8th grade Mass


  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 4.12.2021
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 4.6.2021
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 3.29.2021
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 3.22.2021
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 3.15.2021
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 3.8.2021
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 3.1.2021
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 2.22.2021
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 2.16.2021
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 2.8.2021
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 2.1.2021
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 1.25.2021
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 1.18.2021
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 1.11.2021
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 1.4.2021
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  • Catholic Daughters of the Americas: St. Rose Court #1062 of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas held an Education Contest. St. Mary's was proud to have several winners. The first place winning entries were sent to the state level of competition.

  • Knights of Columbus: The winners of the Knights of Columbus Keep Christ in Christmas Contest were announced. Each of the winners was presented with a check from the K of C. We thank the Knights for their continued support of Catholic education.

  • Diocesan Holy Family Award: Mrs. Hahn won a Diocesan Award, the Holy Family Award, which recognizes a staff member 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 or physical, spiritual, or emotional support to entire families. Mrs. Hahn has a large role in helping students and families with academic, behavioral and social issues. With the anxiety some have had over the past year, she became a de facto counselor to many. Mrs. Hahn defused problematic situations in a caring manner, providing a rationale for the school’s actions and an understanding that the issue will be addressed, thus leading to less anxiety. The award is well-deserved, and we congratulate her winning it and appreciate her work.  

  • Read Across America: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss. We celebrated by having a guest read to Kindergarten and first graders. The kids enjoyed "The Cat in the Hat" but weren't fooled that it was really Mrs. Lang was under the costume. 4K made truffala trees and wockets for their pockets.

  • Valentine's Day 2021: See creativity of our 4K and 1st Grade students on Valentine's Day.

  • 100th Day of School Grade 1: There were 100 reasons to smile in first grade as they celebrated the 100th day of school.

  • 100th Day of School 5K: There was a lot of excitement in 5K as they celebrated the 100th day of school.

  • Crazy Hat/Hair Day: Although we celebrated Crazy Hat/Hair Day after Catholic Schools Week due to the snow day, it was just as much fun. We hope you enjoy the pictures of our silliness.

  • Catholic Schools Week Activities: Catholic Schools Week is always a great time to celebrate Catholic education. They played board games, Bingo, watched movies, had extra recess time and enjoyed time spent together. Thank you to Home and School for sponsoring candy guesses throughout the week.

  • Grandparents Day Projects: Although we could not have the traditional Grandparents Day festivities the students were busy making projects and letters or cards to show their appreciation for their support.

  • Ancient Civilization: 6th graders were proud of their social studies projects about ancient civilization.

  • Fun in the Snow: Students in grades 2, 3, and 4 enjoyed an extra recess and enjoyed the snow on the hill.

  • Teddy Bear Parade: 5K students got their exercise while marching through the school for their Teddy Bear Parade.

  • Class Colors: Each class got to pick the color they wanted to wear for the day. Together we make a beautiful rainbow.

  • Game Day: 1st graders were celebrating Catholic Schools Week with an afternoon of board games.

  • 4K Experiments with Flubber: 4K was pretending to be artic animals. They had pretend flubber and found that the more flubber on their finger, the warmer it stayed in the cold, cold water.

  • NERR Spelling Bee: Congratulations to Anika Kolka and Luke Hoenisch who placed 2nd and 3rd in the NERR Spelling Bee and will move on to the CESA 9 Regional Spelling Bee. Five of the top six contestants were St. Mary's students.

  • 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)