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.

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

Sign-Up for School Closing Announcements as 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)

Teaching the Way of Love: The diocese has shared information regarding a series of parent webinar offerings. Please click on the title link to register for the series.

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.

Calendar at a glance:

  • Monday, November 18: Adult community meeting at the MHS auditorium at 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, November 19: Basketball pictures Grades 5/6 Girls 3:00 PM; Grades 4/5/6 Boys 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, November 20:
  • Wednesday, November 20: 5K - 2 Grade Mass
  • Friday, November 22: Family Thanksgiving Lunch (Reservations closed)
  • Friday, November 22: Picture Retakes
  • Monday, November 25: 5K - 8 Grade Mass
  • Tuesday, November 26: "Keep Christ in Christmas" Posters due
  • Wednesday, November 27th - Friday, November 29th: No School - Thanksgiving Break
  • Thursday, November 28: Annual Thanksgiving Banquet (See flier for details)
  • Monday, December 2: 6 - 8 Grade Mass
  • Wednesday, December 4: 3 - 5 Grade Mass
  • Thursday, December 5: St. Mary's Knowledge Bowl 6:00 PM
  • Friday, December 6: Grade 6 to see "The Nutcracker"
  • Saturday, December 7: Shepherd's Day Retreat for 2nd Graders and Parents
  • Monday, December 9: 5K - 8 Mass, Feast of the Immaculate ocnception
  • Wednesday, December 11: 5K - 2 Grade Prayer Service, gym
  • Friday, December 13: Vision and Hearing Screening
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  • Quarter 1 Wrap Up: The first quarter of the 2019 - 2020 school year is in the record books. Students were recognized for their accomplishments in academics as well as sports. It's always a good time when they put a little twist on their sport with some friendly competition. The 8th graders were no match for the staff though as they took their defeat in volleyball with grace and dignity.

  • Veteran's Day: Veterans from American Legion Post 469 came to help us celebrate Veteran's Day. Guest speaker, veteran Dennis Dahlke spoke to an attentive audience eager to learn about our veterans, St. Mary's Band and Choir played and sang a couple patriotic songs, Marathon High School Color Guard performed to "Still a Soldier" by Tracy Atkins. Thank you to all the veterans who serve for our freedom.

  • All Saint's Day: Mrs. Kind has a saintly class of first graders. Check out the procession of saints from All Saint's Day.

  • Fire Safety: We appreciate Fire Chief Mike Tylinski and fireman, Darrin Hall for coming up to St. Mary's to teach the 4K - 1st graders about fire safety. The students enjoy seeing all the gear it takes to fight fires and like to take a tour of the fire truck. Learning to "stop, drop, and roll" is a life saving measure we hope they never have to use in real life. Thank you, Chief Tylinski, Fireman Hall and the Marathon City Fire Department.

  • Farm Visit: Fourth graders are grateful to the Marathon FFA and Keith and Juli Kreager for teaching them about life on the farm. It's a real treat to see the animals, learn about the farm machinery and all the work that goes in to a dairy farm.

  • Family Fall Festival: St. Mary's 1st Annual Family Fall Festival was a great success. Families gathered to share conversation, enjoy good food, children played games and throughly enjoyed the maze. After they were finished playing they enjoyed a movie together and were able to get family pictures taken by Amanda Hale Photography. Thank you to the Activities Committee for planning this fun event. It was a great way to kick off the three day weekend.

  • Willow Springs: Although the weather was rainy, cold and cloudy, it didn't dampen the spirits of the 4K - 1st graders who spent the afternoon at Willow Springs Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze. Students were able to pick their own pumpkin and had a great time.
    Thank you to Willow Springs for the fun afternoon and to Home and School for providing the transportation for this event.

  • Breakfast at St. Mary's: Any time we can bring generations together it warms our hearts. Parishioners at daily Mass were invited to school to have fresh homemade cinnamon rolls, coffee, and juice. Four-year old kindergarten students were happy to be able to spend time with them and play BINGO as an added bonus. Special thanks to Suzie Martin and Pam Schulz for making the delicious cinnamon rolls, and to Home and School for sponsoring this wonderful event.

  • Parent's Night: Volleyball players took time to recognize and thank their parents for all the sacrifices they make in order for their children to be in extra-curricular activities. Thank you, parents. It is because of you that your children have wonderful opportunities to try new things and become well rounded people.

  • Pumpkin Patch: St. Mary's Home and School held the annual Pumpkin Patch fundraiser. Thank you to the many who donated pumpkins, gourds, hay bales, corn stalks, canned goods, homemade goodies, hats, mittens, fall decorating items. It's is because of your generosity this fund raiser is successful. Thank you to all who came out on that rainy Saturday and supported our event.

  • Blessing of the Animals: The feast day of St. Francis of Assisi is a special day at St. Mary's School. St. Francis had a boundless love of animals and nature and in celebration of his feast day, families bring their pets for a special blessing from Father Joe.

  • Packer Tailgate Party: Another year is in the record books for our Packer Tailgate Party. We are amazed year after year at the generosity of our community. Thank you to everyone who donated, purchased items, came to meet Frank Winters, and worked for this event. St. Mary's School and Parish are grateful for your generosity.

  • Little Red Schoolhouse: 4th graders from St. Mary's School were able to experience first hand what school was like many years ago. They dressed in clothing much like what was worn back then and took their cold lunch in tin cans. The more authentic they could make the day, the better the experience. Thank you to the Marathon County Historical Society for providing this great opportunity.

  • Celebrating the Feast Day of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. (Pictures)

    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)