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.

Advent: The beautiful season of Advent begins Sunday, November 29th. Please listen to the message from Bishop Callahan.

The Giving Tree: For more information on St. Mary's Home and School Giving Tree 2020 please click on the link. To go directly to the sign up link, click here.

Christmas Lighting Contest: The Knights of Columbus Council 16280 is conducting a "Keep Christ in Christmas" Christmas lighting contest which is open to those that decorate the exterior of their house or front lawn with religious themes such as a nativity set. It is open to Marathon residents and parishioners. Click the link for registration form.

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.

Seraphic Adorers of the Child Jesus: Many have asked what Sister Agnes, Sister Anna Maria & Sister Maria Josefina do and what community they belong to. The Seraphic Adorers of the Child Jesus is a new community of comtemplative women in the Diocese of La Crosse, founded on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2018, whose members are dedicated to Adoration of our Eucharistic King. To find out more about their community life, click on the title link.

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 Mass schedule for the time being will be as follows:

  • Saturday at 4:00
  • Sunday at 7:00, 8:30 and 10:00

Letter from Father Joe (October 1, 2020)

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


  • November 25th – 29th:  No School, Thanksgiving Break
  • Monday, November 30th:  5 – 6 Grade Mass
  • Tuesday, December 1st:  Keep Christ in Christmas posters due
  • Wednesday, December 2nd:  3 – 4 Grade Mass
  • Monday, December 7th:  1- 2 Grade Mass
  • Wednesday, December 9th:  7 - 8 Grade Mass
  • Friday, December 11th:  Midterms Q2
  • Monday, December 14th:  5 - 6 Grade Mass
  • Wednesday, December 16th:  3 - 4 Grade Mass
  • Monday, December 21st:  1- 2 Grade Mass
  • December 24 – January 3rd: No School, Christmas Break
  • Monday, January 4th: School Resumes


  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 11.16.2020
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 11.9.2020
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 11.2.2020
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 10.26.2020
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 10.19.2020
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 10.12.2020
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 10.5.2020
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 9.28.2020
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 9.21.2020
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 9.14.2020
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 9.8.2020
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 9.1.2020
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 8.25.2020
  • Mr. Koch's Newsletter 8.14.2020
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  • Cookie Decorating: 1st graders had a great time decorating (and eating) fall cookies.

  • Thankful Hands: Mrs. Mader and the second graders are feeling thankful as we enter into Thanksgiving break. Take a look at all the wonderful things they are thankful for.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Koch: Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Paige Koch who celebrated the Sacrament of Matrimony on Saturday, November 14. May God bless your marriage with much love and happiness.

  • Grandma Kind: We are so excited for Mrs. Kind whose granddaughters decided to come six weeks early. Allie and Ivy Martin are the daughters of Nathan and Danielle (Kind) Martin. Congratulations Mrs. Kind on the birth of your first grandchildren.

  • Principal for a Day: Leah and Taylor Schulz won the prize "Principal for a Day" from the meat sale. They enjoyed taking some of Mr. Koch's duties for the day. Our favorite decision they made for the day was to call for "Casual Day". Thank you, Principal Leah and Principal Taylor.

  • All Saint's Day: The first graders put on their best behavior as they led the Procession of Saints in celebration of All Saints Day.

  • Remembering Kolton: Last year in remembrance of Kolton Kramm, his teammates placed his jersey on the bench for every game. His jersey has been retired and was presented to his family. It will be placed on the gym wall and remain at St. Mary's School.

  • AgCountry Donation: Through the Giving Hearts Program, AgCountry Farm Credit Services made a donation to St. Mary's School. We are grateful to their employees, Amy Kramm and Joe Murkowski for securing this gift for our school.

  • Snow Collage: There's nothing that generates more excitement with the students than the first good snowfall. Who wants to build a snowman?

  • Year of Service: We congratulate the following faculty and staff members for their dedication to Catholic education at St. Mary's School: Mrs. Fischer - 25 years, Mrs. Kind - 15 years, Mrs. Gore - 5 years and Miss Wirkus - 5 years. We thank them for their dedication to St. Mary's and for providing "excellence in education".

  • First Holy Communion: This year second graders finished their sacramental preparation for First Holy Communion at home. Parents are also scheduling First Communion for their child individually. The Lord said, "This is my Body given for you, do this in remembrance of Me." May God bless each of you as your receive the Body and Blood of Christ for the first time. "This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Happy are those called to His Supper." (Group picture - missing Ryker Seubert)

  • Diocese of La Crosse Awards: Congratulations to Mrs. Hahn, Educational Interventionist - Support Staff of the Year Award, Mrs. Kind, First Grade - Elementary Teacher of the Year, and Mrs. Lang, Secretary - Holy Family Award. St. Mary's is proud to have received three of the seven awards given out by the diocese each year.

  • 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)