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

Senator Jerry Petrowski: When the Madison field trip gets cancelled we do the next best thing, bring Madison to St. Mary's. Thank you, Senator Petrowski, for visiting with our 4th and 5th graders. They enjoyed learning about congress and the process to pass a bill into law.

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.

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.

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 MaderValerie McMeeken
Fifth Grade

Hello, my name is Valerie McMeeken. I am very excited to be teaching 5th grade at St. Mary’s. I earned a Bachelor of Science in English with minor in Biology from UW-Stevens Point, and a Master’s in Education from Western Governors University. I have been the school secretary at St. Joseph’s in Stratford and Holy Rosary in Medford. I have substitute taught in grades 3K-8th and finished my student teaching in April 2020 at Medford Area Public School. I live on a hobby farm near Stratford with my husband Tim and our children Sylvia and Daniel. We are actively involved with our children and their sports and the sportsmanship of showing our animals whether it be at the Wisconsin Valley Fair or a state show for our pigs, rabbits and chickens.  I am very passionate about education and instilling young minds with the love of learning within a faith-based educational environment.

Phone Extension: 305


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