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

St. Mary's Past Events

  • 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.

  • Packer Tailgate Party: The Packer Tailgate Party is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We are so grateful to Packer great, William Henderson for coming to our event to help make it a sensational time for all. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this a marvelous fundraiser for St. Mary's. Special thanks to everyone on the committee to worked months on planning and preparation to make sure everything went as planned. St. Mary's is so blessed to have so many wonderful people willing to give so much of their time, talents and treasures.

  • 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.

  • Life on the farm...Our fourth graders had the wonderful experience of seeing what life was like on the farm. They were able to hold the animals, learn about agriculture and make ice cream. We are so fortunate to have the opportunity for this field trip. Thank you to Keith and Julie Kreager, Mr. Connor and Marathon High School FFA for providing this educational trip.

  • 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!

  • Little Red Schoolhouse: One of the favorite field trips is always the Little Red Schoolhouse. Miss Globensky and the fourth graders spent the day learning about life before the age of technology. It was quite a memorable experience. Thank you to the Home and School Committee for providing the transportation for this educational field trip.
  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.