St. Mary's School Marathon, Wisconsin, Excellence in Education, Home of the Eagles
5th Grade Pictures

Justin Loew: 5th and 6th graders learned about the weather from WAOW News 9 meteorologist, Justin Loew. After listening to Justin, who knows, we may have an aspiring meteorologist in the future.

CWES: Students from UW-Stevens Point run the camp CWES (Central Wisconsin Environmental Station) teaching students about the environment as well as teaching them communication and team building skills. Our 5th and 8th graders had an amazing time learning, exploring, playing games, solving problems and building a campfire. We are grateful to the students from UWSP and to Home and School for providing this wonderful opportunity.

Newman Track Meet Grades 4 & 5: We are fortunate to be invited to the Newman Track Meet held for 4th and 5th graders. Besides being outside and out of the classroom, the students were able to showcase their running, throwing and hurdling skills. Thank you to Newman Grade School for the invitation.

Justin Loew:
Meterologist, Justin Loew enlightened our 5th graders about forecasting the weather. He had their undivided attention as he demonstrated high and low pressure.

Rock Ridge Orchard is a great place to spend a fall afternoon. Thank you, Dan and Julie Knetter for educating us about the apple industry.

The fifth graders had a beautiful day to release their butterflies. Thanks to Bob, Traci and Wesley Schumacher of Schumacher's Family Tree Nursery for bringing in the chrysalis' so we could watch the beautiful Monarch butterflies emerge. (Butterflies)

Water Specialist, Andrew Aslesen shares his knowledge with the fourth and fifth graders.

Fifth Grade is a busy place for a lot of reasons, most importantly, God! Fifth Graders study the seven sacraments, the liturgical year, and help prepare, read and lead at school Masses. Science class includes environmental education which takes us to CWES (Central Wisconsin Environmental Station) on an overnight trip. This is the year students can join band and grow more in their love for reading as we have an Accelerated Reader program (AR) and a great library full of good books to read. Plus we love visiting with Mrs. Wilichowski, our librarian.

Weekly Schedule

Hollie Mader

Hi, my name is Avery Petersen, the Fifth Grade teacher at St. Mary's School. I grew up in Marathon and am a graduate of St. Mary's and Marathon High School. I loved growing up in Marathon because of the small town connection and tight knit community. It is also close to my large family. After high school I attended he University of Wisconsin - La Crosse where I earned my Bachelor's Degree. After college I started my teaching career as a third grade teacher and since have also been a fourth and fifth grade teacher. I am now teaching here at St. Mary's where I can be closer to home. I live with my husband, Cole and yellow lab, Jax. I love spending time with my family and friends, and coaching volleyball for St. Mary's. I love being a teacher because I love seeing a student's face when they understanding something or when I can help someone. Teaching fifth grade is the most rewarding and fun job! I am excited to continue this faith jorney with all the students, staff and parents here at St. Mary's School.

Phone Extension: 305


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Avery Petersen

Fifth Grade