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

St. Mary's Past Events

  • 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)

  • Kindness Wave: Our final Kindness Wave of the year was packing goodie cups for our wonderful volunteers. Thank you to all who spread kindness throughout St. Mary's School!

  • Wildwood Wildlife Park: The zoo is always a great time for our second and third graders. A great attraction this year is the Dino Dig!

  • 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!!

  • Water Specialist: Mr. Andrew Aslesen, Source Water Specialist Wisconsin Rural Water Association, shared his knowledge of hydrogeology with the fourth and fifth grade classes.

  • Safety Patrol Trip: Our 8th grader, Mike Hahn represented St. Mary's School on the Safety Patrol Trip to St. Louis, Missouri. Mike has shared some of his pictures from the trip. Special thanks to Marathon Cheese Corporation for sponsoring this wonderful opportunity.

  • May Crowning: May is the month of Mary. We honor the Blessed Virgin Mary with May Crowning after Mass.

  • First Communion: The most anticipated day in second grade is First Communion Sunday! Our second graders prepared all year for this special day when they were able to receive Jesus in the body and blood for the very first time. May they always cherish the precious gift of Jesus in their lives.

  • Madison Field Trip: St. Mary's 4th Grade Class learned all about the great state of Wisconsin. Then they were able to see where government policies are formed at the Capitol building, learn interesting facts about the history of Wisconsin at the Historical Museum and "monkey around" at the Henry Vilas Zoo. Check out the days actvities.

  • The Kindness Wave continues to grow. March and April kind student representatives made cards to thank the American Legion veterans for their service. Spreading kindness is contagious! Make a ripple, create a wave...Kindness begins with you.

  • Central Wisconsin Environmental Station (CWES) is always one of the favorite field trips for our 5th and 8th grade classes. Take a look at the adventures they experience at this overnight camp. Thank you to the UWSP students who are their guides for the two days. We hope you enjoy the pictures of their trip.

  • 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.

  • Click Here to see how we raised $1,611 at our Mission Carnival. Proceeds were sent to the diocesan parish in Santa Cruz, Bolivia and Casa Hogar Juan Pablo II Orphanage in Lurin, Peru.

  • The Kindness Wave (February) at St. Mary's School continues to grow as more students help to spread kindness throughout our community. Miss Cihlar, Sister Agnes and Mrs. Lang enjoyed the company of several students who represent all the kind students at St. Mary's School as they decorated heart cookies. These cookies were delivered to the Marathon Police Department and Fire/EMS Department as our way of saying "Thank You" to them for the good they do throughout our community. We love to shine the spotlight on those who have kind hearts and treat others with kindness. "Start a ripple, create a wave. It begins with YOU!"

  • Kindergarten and First Grade celebrated the 100th Day of School in style. (Check it out.)

  • Catholic Schools' Week began with Brains and Brawn and was filled with lots of fun including, a trip to the Central Wisconsin Children's Museum, Mass and Grandparents' Day! We had so much fun we were seeing double and triple during "Twin Day". It was an opportunity to share our faith and Catholic identity with other Catholic Schools from our area. We are so grateful to Newman Catholic Schools and Bishop Callahan for inviting us to celebrate Holy Mass with them. The week wrapped up with the Catholic Order of Foresters/Home and School "Soup"er Bowl Sunday! God blessed St. Mary's with so many wonderful, giving volunteers.

    Congratulations to our Brains and Brawns Teams who competed in La Crosse January 28th. The Brains team were consolation champs, Boy's Brawn brought home 3rd place medals, and the Girls' Brawn won the highly coveted Sportmanship Award!! We are so proud of every team member for putting forth their best effort and for representing St. Mary's School in such a positive light.

  • The Kindness Wave (January)...In our constant efforts to promote kindness, several students represented all the kind students of St. Mary’s School and helped Father Joe, Sister Agnes, Miss Cihlar and Mrs. Lang pack goodie bags to give to the faculty and staff.  This was a way to spread kindness and to show our appreciation for the kindness they show every day and all they do to make St. Mary’s School a magnificent school, where you can learn and pray under God’s loving care.

  • 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.

  • The Kindness Wave (December)...Start a ripple, create a wave. Check out how St. Mary's students are sharing their kindness with the staff of Copperleaf Assisted Living. Representatives from each homeroom decorated cookies to give the staff as a way of thanking them for being kind and compassionate to their residents. We are proud of our "kind" students at St. Mary's School. Each student received a certificate and a bag of goodies as a way of recognizing them for their kindness towards others. Watch next month to see who's recognized.

  • St. Mary's Christmas Program is full of the JOY of Christmas. It's easy to see Jesus is the reason for the season!

  • 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.

  • St. Mary's 7th Grade girls raised over $500 for the Hope Life Project as their Advent Project.

  • The 6th Grade Social Studies Class created an Egyptian Museum for parents and grandparents to view.  The students created various artifacts including pyramids, mummies, hieroglyphics and much more.  (Lynelle Cichon, Social Studies Teacher)

  • It was a special treat for the sixth graders to play Bingo with the residents of Copperleaf Assisted Living.

  • 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.