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

St. Mary's Past Events

  • Talent Show: On the last day of school students are able to sign up to be in the Talent Show. The talent varies from telling jokes, drama club, gymnastics and dancing, to piano and much, much more. The pictures in the collage give you a good idea of the talent that roams the halls of St. Mary's. We're so proud of these talented students!

  • Service Day: 5th - 7th grade students spent a morning doing service projects throughout the Marathon and Wausau communities. It's great to take some time to give back and it teaches students to reach out to others with their time and talents.

  • Awards Night: St. Mary's students have so much to be proud of. Awards Night celebrated the success of our 5th - 8th grade students in athletics and academics. The Outstanding Atheletes are Brady Annis and Mayven Schneider. The Academic Award went to Hailey Martin and the most prestigious award, the Eagle Award, went to Mayven Schneider. Congratulations to all award winners!

  • AR, Rocket Math, Track Awards: The last day of school was all about celebrating another great year. AR, Rocket Math and Track Awards were given out.

  • Camp Forest Springs: Thanks to an anonymous donation the 7th graders were able to attend a retreat at Camp Forest Springs. They learned about trust, teamwork, courage and leadership.

  • 4th Grade to Madison: The 4th graders always look forward to their trip to Madison to visit the Historical Museum and the Capitol. This year they also went to The Milton House, which was part of the Underground Railroad. After learning about Wisconsin History it is great to actually be able to see these places in person.

  • Heritage Hill: Second and third graders spent the day in Green Bay at Heritage Hill. When they returned they were pretty excited about this education and awesome field trip!

  • Trees Into Cartons: Eric and Amanda Bohn gave a presentation of Trees into Cartons, teaching students about the renewability and sustainability of paper and paperboard packaging. We thank them for sharing their time and knowledge.

  • Chemistry: Mr. Fredrickson and his chemistry class came to St. Mary's to entertain the students with some chemistry fun!

  • Track Meet - Grades 4 & 5: Thank you to the Newman Cardinals for the invitation to their track meet. Click on the link for many pictures of the day.

  • Fridays with Friends (Honesty): With Honesty as our virtue this month, the 4K and second grade Friday Friends listened to the classic story of Pinocchio - a story that teaches children about lying. In the story, Pinocchio's nose grows longer every time he tells a lie, which is a powerful visual of the consequences of dishonesty. Students were reminded that when they lie, the situation can grow and worsen - telling the truth is always the best policy and taking responsibility for our actions is an essential part of growing up.

  • Rockets: 5th and 6th graders made rockets in Science.They launched them to see how far they can fly. They have become Artemis rocket engineers.

  • 5K Flower Planting: Mary Ann Lemmer, along with Pamela Thomsen of Better Life Association, planted marigolds with the Kindergarten students.  The flowers were provided by Jerry Standiford, a local gardener.  His plants are all started from seed or cuttings.  Jerry is the master gardener for the Rib Mountaineers 4H group.  He is the Superintendent of flowers, houseplants, and gardening for the Marathon County Fair.  He is a state certified judge at 8 fairs around Wisconsin. 

  • May Crowning: May is the month of Mary, our Mother. Second graders wear their First Holy Communion outfits and sing their special song, "All in All" and eighth graders crown Mary with flowers as a way to honor her.

  • Junior Achievement: The second grade class had so much fun with Mrs. Sessions leading the Junior Achievement program last week! Through a week of hands-on learning, students learned about the importance of communities and how each of them can contribute to a community’s success. The second graders explored careers, made paper donuts to earn (play) money, paid taxes, and voted to make an important community decision. Thank you to Mrs. Sessions and the Junior Achievement program for this wonderful learning opportunity!

  • Fridays with Friends: 4K and 2nd grade friends made May baskets.  May baskets are a fun and creative way for students to celebrate the arrival of spring and to show their appreciation for the special people in their lives.  The baskets were anonymously left in the staff mailboxes as a May Day surprise. In celebration of May, the Friday friends also got together and helped paper flowers bloom!  Through this experiment, students experienced how osmosis works.  As the paper flowers absorbed the water, the water molecules moved into the cells of the paper, causing them to expands and BLOOM!

  • CWES: Fifth and eighth graders took an overnight field trip to CWES (Central Wisconsin Environmental Station). The majority of their time was spent in the outdoors exploring, working on team building skills, playing games and learning how to build a fire using flint to start their campfires. It was an adventuresome and awesome learning experience. Thank you to the students of UWSP and CWES for providing this great opportunity.

  • First Holy Communion: Mrs. Hahn has been preparing the second grade students of St. Mary's School for the biggest day of their life to this point...First Holy Communion. Although it was very gloomy outside their hearts were bright and cheerful with the thought of receiving our Lord for the very first time in the fullness of His Body and Blood. Please click on the link to see the beautiful pictures
    and highlights from their special day. May they always cherish the gift of the Eucharist.

  • Fridays with Friends (Responsibility): Friday friends switched roles and talked about responsibility as we changed to a new month and begin to look forward to new responsibilities.  After a short discussion of what responsibility means and ways we can be responsible we listened to the story Cami Kangaroo Has Too Much Stuff, by Stacy Bauer.  We talked about no matter how much fun we have we still have to be responsible and clean up after. With that being said, we headed to the cafeteria for what was probably the most fun science experiment we have had all year.  Kids were shown how to drive matchbox cars through bubbles!  They showed great responsibility by following directions! Check out these bubbles (and smiles!)

  • Space Exploration: 5K students wrapped up their unit on Space Exploration by making space shuttle kites. Check it out!

  • Where do you see the Holy Face of Jesus? A big thank you to Ms. Julie Daul for helping the second grade students create an art project that focused on the Holy Face of Jesus - it was a meaningful and challenging endeavor. To begin, students reflected on the many different art pieces loaned to the classroom by Ms. Daul. Each piece also included a prayer or piece of scripture to reflect on. Doing this provided students with inspiration and ideas for their own interpretation. Students prayed and sketched their thoughts and ideas throughout the week before. Many students included symbolic elements in their sketches that represent different aspects of Jesus's life and teachings. We learned that some of us see the Holy face of Jesus at Mass, at Adoration, in the woods, in the faces of loved ones, in the Saints, in the sky… With the guidance and encouragement of Ms. Daul, students then painted their project ideas onto canvas and created a very special keepsake.

  • Volcanoes: Fifth and sixth grade students have been studing volcanoes and earthquakes. Students took their skills to the test and created snow volcanoes while 4K - 2nd grade students got to enjoy the show!

  • Dino Week: Mrs. McMeeken's 3rd - 6th grade paleontologists really "dug" their fossil Science unit. During Dino Week you could find these students diligently digging for fossils.(Dino Week Digs - Gr 3, Gr 4, Gr 5, Gr 6)

  • Mission Carnival: Thank you! Thank you!  The Mission Carnival was a huge success.  In total $2274 was raised.  This money will be sent to our two Diocesan Missions, our sister parish in Bolivia and to the Casa Hogar Juan Pablo II orphanage.  This money will help support families in need.  Thank you for your generous donations of prizes, soda, baked goods and your time.  Thank you for making a difference in the life of a child.
  • Grandparent's Day: Catholic School's Week ended with our Grandparent's Day Mass, entertainment and social. What a great way to end the week celebrating our faith and a great Catholic education.

  • Huey's Hideaway Children's Museum: The littles didn't go roller skating but they had their own fun at the Children's Museum in Medford. Some of them may have found their future career as beautician's, farmers, doctors. Thanks to Home & School and Fischer Transportation for taking the students to and from the museum.

  • BINGO: Students from every grade played Bingo in celebration of Catholic Schools Week. The older students paired up with the littles and everyone had several opportunities to yell "BINGO".

  • Mass with Bishop Callahan: A highlight of Catholic Schools Week is to attend Mass with the Most Reverend Bishop William P. Callahan. We are grateful to Bishop Callahan for making time in his busy schedule to celebrate the Mass with the schools in the Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Roller Skating: A trip to Melody Gardens roller rink is always a school favorite during Catholic Schools Week. Thank you to Home & School and Fischer Transportation, Inc. for providing busing for this great trip.

  • Crazy Hat/Hair Day: Visitors coming in to St. Mary's School may have thought we went a little "crazy" on Monday. Faculty, staff and students were just having a little bit of fun with their crazy hair styles and hats in celebration of Catholic Schools Week.

  • Brains and Brawn: Congratulations to St. Mary's Girls' Brawn Team for bringing home 2nd place medals. All three teams had a great weekend of competition. Congratulations to the Academic Team and the Boys' Brawn Team for never giving up. We are very proud of all of you. We are grateful to the Diocese of La Crosse, coaches, teachers and parents for their support of this wonderful event.

  • Spelling Bee: Can you spell w-i-n-n-e-r-s?  Congratulations to St. Mary’s top five spellers: Hailey Martin -1st place, Natilee Hummer – 2nd place, Ellie Hummer – 3rd place, Paityn Brickner – 4th place, and Mayven Schneider – 5th place. The top five spellers will participate in the NERR Spelling Bee which will be held at St. Mary’s on Wednesday, January 25th at 4:00 PM.  The alternate waiting on deck will be Jack Blume. Go Eagles!

  • NERR Quiz Bowl: The NERR (North East Rural Region) Quiz Bowl was held at St. John’s School, Edgar.
    Students from St. Anthony’s, School, Athens, St. John’s, Edgar, St. Joseph’s, Stratford, and St. Mary’s, Marathon,
    answered questions testing their knowledge in religion, science, social studies, math and miscellaneous facts.  It was a tight race to the finish with the Academic Team from St. Mary’s School, Marathon, reigning as the 2023 NERR Quiz Bowl Champions.

  • Christmas Program: "His Name is Jesus" - St. Mary's students put on a beautiful Christmas program with the band performing, the choir and students singing and the first - sixth graders performing "His Name is Jesus", helping us to keep "Christ" in Christmas.
  • Honor Flight Presentation: Miss Baeseman, 4th grade teacher and organizer of the Walk-a-Thon, presented Never Forgotten Honor Flight Co-Founders, Mike Thompson and Jim Campbell, with a check from the Walk-a-Thon donations.  With the help of our 3rd-6th graders and generous outside donors, we were able to donate a total of $9,237 to the Never Forgotten Honor Flight.
    That is enough to send 18 veterans to Washington DC. Thank you to the generous family, friends and parishioners who supported this worthwhile cause.
  • Walk-a-Thon: Miss Baeseman organized a walk-a-thon to raise money for the Never Forgotten Honor Flight. The 3rd - 6th graders solicited pledges from family and friends. It was a special honor to have Bob Plant, Honor Flight veteran and his daughter, Mrs. Paul, who was his guardian on the Never Forgotten Honor Flight to help us kick off the walk-a-thon. Bob thanked them for the cards and letters they wrote for "Mail Call" on the flight home. We also were excited to have Jim Campbell, co-founder of the Never Forgotten Honor Flight, walk with the students to start the walk-a-thon. It was important for them to hear from the veterans themselves what an impact they make by raising money for this very important organization.

  • Kids Heart Challenge: Mrs. Drexler organized the Kids Heart Challenge to raise money for the American Heart Association. It was a beautiful day to show off their jump roping/hula hoop skills, all while raising $2000 for such a worthy cause. Great job, students.

  • Seder Meal: A great tradition at St. Mary's is to celebrate the Seder Meal. The Seder is a traditional meal eaten on the first and second nights of Passover. The Seder is followed by lunch and Mass. It's a special day that 5K - 8th grade share together.

  • Kindness Day: St. Mary's May Kindness Team packed goody bags of Puppy Chow for our volunteers. After packing bags the students each received a certificate and a bag of treats themselves in appreciation for being good examples for others throughout the school. Kindness...start a ripple, create a wave. It begins with YOU. Thank you to all who sprinkle kindness throughout our school.