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



St. Mary's Past Events

 
  • Corpus Christi Procession: The Feast of Corpus Christi, which celebrates the real presence of the body and blood of Jesus Christ was celebrated with a procession and song around church, to the statue of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, the convent and then back into church for Benediction.

  • Wildwood Zoo: The 4K, 5K and 1st graders enjoyed a beautiful day at Wildwood Zoo in Marshfield. After the zoo they had a picnic lunch and stopped for ice cream. The perfect June day.

  • Service Day: After graduation the 8th graders had a service day in an effort to "give back" to their community. Activities included clean up at the cemetery, washing windows at St. Anthony's Spirituality Center, and helping Mr. Salber with a few maintenance items around the school grounds. After finishing these items they all went to Mr. and Mrs. Lensmire's house to construct our little library, "The Eagle's Nest" and ended with swimming in their outdoor pool and a "Koch Out" for lunch. Special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Lensmire for hosting our graduates for this fun service day.

  • St. Mary's Day: Thank you to everyone who came out to support St. Mary's Day with the Chrysler Cars 4 Classrooms test drive, to Brickner Motors, Tom Heise from Custom Meats and to Dennis Elliott of Marathon City Sports Center. It was a family fun filled day and we appreciate all who came to bowl and purchased a pizza either to dine in or take out. Thanks to you we received a check from Dennis Elliott in the amount of $703 as our portion of the bowling and pizza purchases. We should be receiving a check from Chrysler Cars 4 Classrooms in a few weeks. Special thanks and our gratitude to Keith and Mc Kinnley Marks for entertaining us with their heavenly music.Heritage Hill: Second and third graders took a field trip to Heritage Hill State Park, Green Bay. It is always educational and exciting to visit this historical park to learn about fur trading and to a get hands on experience at these historical sites.

  • 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.

  • Pen Pals: St. Mary's 3rd graders and the residents of Copperleaf Assisted Living have been exchanging letters as Pen Pals throughout the school year. They finally had the opportunity to meet face to face. They were treated to pastries and the students were able to visit the residents in their classrooms.

  • Madison Field Trip: After studying about Wisconsin the fourth graders finally got the opportunity to go to Madison to see the Capitol, meet Representative John Spiros, visit the Historical Museum and spend some time at the zoo. We are lucky no one thought the animals escaped from their cages and tried to lock up our students. Thank you to Home and School for providing the transportation.

  • 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.

  • May Crowning: 8th graders, Jada and Ella crown Mary, the Mother of God while the second graders show their love for her by wearing their First Communion clothes. We celebrate May, the month of Mary by bringing her roses as a symbol of our love for her.

  • Military Presentation: Jake Salber is a military/history buff and over the years has attained uniforms and a lot of memorabilia. Jake has items from the Civil War, WWI, WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam. He enjoys re-enacting different scenarios and takes great pleasure in sharing these items with others. The students were fascinated by his collection. Jake involves his audience and helps them to learn about history by giving hands on demonstrations. Thank you, Jake for sharing this collection with us and helping us to understand history and the military.

  • B-I-N-G-O: It was a special treat for the sixth graders to play Bingo with the residents of Copperleaf Assisted Living. They learned that music triggers many memories for the senior citizens when they sang "Polly Wolly Doodle" and "You Are My Sunshine."

  • April Kindness Team: The Kindness Team made cards and packed goodie bags for our First Communicants. Receiving the body and blood of Jesus is the most special day for second graders. Special thanks to Jodene Leffel for helping us create beautiful cards.

  • First Holy Communion: Second graders proudly wore their first communion dresses and ties as they received Jesus for the first time. This sacrament allows them to receive the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in His fullness. May God continue to be with them as they walk their spiritual journey.

  • Auxiliary: Thank you to Betty Blume and the American Legion Auxiliary for the donation of books: "A Poppy Is to Remember", "In Flanders Fields", and "The Poppy Lady". The paper poppies are handmade by veterans and sold with the money going to disabled veterans.

  • Shepherd's Day: Second graders and their parents prepared for First Holy Communion with a Shepherd's Day Retreat at St. Mary's School. They made beautiful butterflies which will land in church just in time to receive their First Holy Communion. What a blessed day that will be!

  • Making a Difference: Congratulations goes out to Miss Terese Globensky, 4th grade teacher who received the 2018 Making a Difference Award for St. Mary's School. A banquet was held at Memories Ballroom at which all those nominated from each school were recognized. We are proud to announce Miss Audrey Hilts, Miss Terese Globensky, Mrs. Val Kind and Mrs. Mary Lenard were all nominated for the care and dedication they show to their students. This award is made possible through the generosity of the Marathon School District Endowment Foundation.

  • Mardi Gras: Mardi Gras, also called Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday refers to events of the carnival celebrations, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday.  Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, reflecting the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season.

  • 100th Day of School: You may think the 100th day of school is spent counting to 100, but in Kindergarten they spent the day dressing and acting as if they were 100 years old! 4K and 1st graders got into the action as well. We hope you enjoy looking at their 100 day activities.

  • Mission Carnival: Every year just before Lent we hold our Mission Carnival to raise money to send to the missions. This year $1562.52 will be sent to the Diocesan Mission Office and will be divided up between our sister parish in Santa Cruz, Bolivia and Casa Hogar Juan Pablo II orphanage. We are very grateful to the parents and grandparents who donate prizes, cookies, cakes and candies for the carnival as well as the volunteers who work the games.

  • Grandparent's Day: We wrap up the week with Grandparent's Day Mass, program and social. This is a highlight of our week. When you look through the attached pictures you can see the great legacy these grandparents left for their children and grandchildren. There's nothing quite as special as when they spend this precious time together. Thank you, grandparents for the gift of faith you passed down from generation to generation.

  • Central Wisconsin Children's Museum: 4K, 5K and 1st grade got to wear off some energy at the museum before entertaining grandparents.

  • Melody Gardens: Roller Skating is one of the favorite days of Catholic Schools Week. It's always a successful trip if no one comes home with a broken leg or sprained ankle! Thank you, Home and School for providing the busing to and from our events.

  • Pajama/Comfy Clothes Day: It was hard to keep the faculty, staff and students awake as they came in their most comfortable pajamas or clothes. Luckily we got through the day without the students falling asleep in class.

  • Plaid/Flannel/Farmer Day was a hit. Take a moment and check out some of our students and staff.

  • Brains and Brawn: For only the second time in recent history the Brains Team came home with 3rd place medals. Taking 3rd out of 12 teams, the smiles on their faces tell the story. St. Mary's Girls' Brawn Team brought home the coveted Sportsmanship Trophy for the second year in a row. What an impressive accomplishment. The Boys' Brawn Team competed well in a tough draw and fought hard to the end. We congratulate and are extremely proud of these fine students. (Pictures from the Diocesan website.)
  • Kindness Wave: In honor of Catholic School's Week the Kindness Team packed baskets full of goodies and delivered them to all faculty and staff members. We thank all those who continue to make St. Mary's School a school of excellence.

  • Quarter 2 Wrap Up: Students were recognized for their Quarter 2 accomplishments. A pep rally and mock brains competition helped get the students ready for the Brains and Brawn Tournament in La Crosse.

  • Spelling Bee: St. Mary's Intramural Spelling Bee was held Friday, January 26th. The five top spellers will go on to compete in the NERR Spelling Bee on Wednesday, February 7th at St. Anthony's, Athens. (Pictures)

  • 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.

  • St. Mary's Christmas Program: Enjoy pictures from our beautiful Christmas program. Mrs. Jodi Langenhahn, music/choir/band director helps us enjoy the true meaning of Christmas as she prepared students in 4K - 8th grade for this musical program, "Christmas Is...".
  • Kindness Project, December: Students from grades 4K - 8th painted mugs with the word "Believe" and painted them with flowers made from their fingerprints. After they have been fired, these mugs will be given to cancer patients to give them a bit of hope and encouragement. The students were recognized for being kind students and received a certificate and goodie bag for spreading kindness throughout our school. Kindness...start a ripple, create a wave, it begins with YOU!

  • Egyptian Museum: Mrs. Cichon's 6th graders were excited for visitors to take a tour of their Egyptian Museum. We hope you enjoy their projects as much as they enjoyed making them.

  • Kindness Project, November: Students from every grade were recognized for being people of good character and for being kind to those around them. They received a certificate, a goodie bag and then together packed bags filled with goodies, hand warmers, socks, and a dental kit which were donated to the Wausau Warming Center for their guests. We are proud of these students. Kindness...start a ripple, create a wave, it begins with YOU!

  • Veteran's Day: We are so grateful to the men and women of American Legion Post 469 who helped us celebrate Veteran's Day. Thank you to Navy Veteran, Jean Balz who explained to us the writing of The Pledge of Allegiance. May God continue to bless all who served and those who have served in all branches of the military and May God continue to bless our great nation...the United States of America!

  • Medieval Fair: Mrs. Cichon's 7th grade Social Studies class took a trip back in time to the Middle Ages. They found out life back then was sure a lot different than it is now!

  • Empty Bowl Project: Miss Larsen and the sixth graders made bowls for the Empty Bowl Project. The bowls will be used for a soup supper and will be a reminder of those whose bowls are empty.

  • All Saints Day: Mrs. Kind and the first graders helped us learn a little about some of the famous saints with their "Celebration of Saints" parade. The students were dressed the part of their favorite saint to give us the real experience.

  • Fire Safety Week: Members of the Marathon City Fire Department taught the 4K - 1st Graders the importance of fire safety. The students learned that you should have a plan in the event you have a fire at home. It is also important to get out of a burning building as fast as you can. Special thanks to Fire Chief Mike Tylinski and fireman, Aaron Martin for taking time out of their busy day to speak to us.

  • Kindness Wave: Students from each grade were recognized for the kindness towards others. We promote positive behavior and are happy to shine the spotlight on these students who choose to do the right thing, help others, be kind to those they meet and set a good examples for others to follow. Father Joe, Sister Agnes, Miss Cihlar and Mr. Koch are great role models for all of us. Thank you for setting the bar high and helping us to be better, kinder people. (Click on the Kindness Wave for pictures.)

  • Paper Making: Employees from Expera Specialty Solutions gave a demonstration to our fifth graders on how paper is made. Special thanks to Bob Blume and the Expera employees for the great and informative demonstration.

  • Rock Ridge Orchard: St. Mary's Home and School pays for the transportation for our many field trips...THANK YOU! We are grateful to have the opportunity to visit Rock Ridge Orchard. Check out the collage from our exciting day!

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

  • 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)

  • Day at the Diocese: 7th and 8th grade students from St. Mary’s School spent a day visiting sites in the Diocese of La Crosse.   The students visited The Chapels of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman, and The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  In addition, the students enjoyed a pizza lunch on the La Crosse Queen while cruising down the Mississippi River.  The day concluded with a stop at Grandad Bluff before returning home to Marathon.

  • Jump Rope For Heart: St. Mary's School raised money for the American Heart Association through our "Jump Rope for Heart" drive. Special thanks to Mrs. Kind for organizing this fun and worthwhile event. We also thank Dalton Lang who is our ambassador for the American Heart Association.

  • Hispanic Heritage Celebration: Thanks to a grant from the Marathon School District Foundation we have been celebrating the Hispanic culture throughout the month of May. It has been a great learning experience!

  • Spanish 4 & 5: As part of our Hispanic Heritage Celebration Senora Passineau and the Spanish 4 & 5 students from Marathon High School spent the afternoon teaching us about the Spanish culture. Muchas Gracias!! .

  • The Seder is a traditional meal eaten on the first and second nights of Passover. Friends, family, and even the littlest children gather together to tell and remember the miracles God performed for his people. See how we celebrated by remembering and telling stories, by eating certian foods and performing certain rituals. In every generation, we should think of ourselves as if we were the ones who left Egypt.

  • St. Mary's School celebrated a week learning about the Asian culture. This is a continuation of our cultural diversity unit. We are grateful to the Marathon School District Foundation for their grant to fund this project.

  • Thanks to a grant from the Marathon School District Foundation, St. Mary's School kicked off our cultural diversity unit with Wisconsin Heritage Week beginning with a Square Dancing Demonstration by Mr. Brock Jansen. The lumber industry was an important part of Marathon City's history. We thank Mr. Phil Menzner of Menzner Lumber for donating the wood blocks for our projects as we discussed the lumber industry. To cap off the week students visited the Heritage Center to see all the marvelous memorabilia from the Marathon area. Check out the "Wedding Whispers" display. Special thanks to Joe and Anna Straub and the Heritage Center Committee for sharing these artifacts with the public. We also made our own butter from cream and shared samples of German foods. In October we learned about Native American Culture. Take a peek at our amazing week of learning.
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