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

St. Mary's Past Events

  • Fridays with Friends: Friday friends got together to experience "snow" fun! They watched what happened when two different materials were mixed together creating a cool textured snow-like substance. 

  • Flag Pole Installation: Thank you to the American Legion Post 469, American Legion Auxiliary Post 469, Knights of Columbus - Queen of the Apostles - Council 16280, and Kathy Grell - in memory of her husband, Roger Grell, for the donations to help us purchase and install a new flag pole. We appreciate your generosity and support!

  • Solo Cup Hearts: 2nd Graders were busy again. Here is their wrap-up to the Scholastic News article on building structures using canned food.  Although they are bringing in canned goods for Advent, it sure wouldn't have been enough for these kids' imaginations. Here is their try at making heart structures out of plastic cups!

  • Fridays with Friends: The 4K and 2nd grade students were having a pretty good time reading the story of Santa Bruce and making bubble beards.

  • Eagles and Eaglets were busy doing charity work. Check out their activities.

  • Family Lunch: Thank you to Ms. Cook, Mrs. Hummer, Mr. Lang and countless volunteers who worked many hours to put on a Family Thanksgiving lunch for over 500 people. It was a festive, delicious meal and time of gratitude.

  • Veteran's Day: We take time to honor our veterans from American Legion Post 469. Mrs. Langenhahn prepared all the students to sing "Thank You To Our Soldiers" and it brought the audience to tears. We are so grateful to all veterans who served to keep us free!

  • Eagles and Eaglets: Eagles (8th graders) and Eaglets (4K) created thankful trees with their fingerprints. These will be given to the adults in church who pray with students at weekly Mass.

  • Friday with Friends: 4K and 2nd graders spent Friday afternoon talking about Veteran's Day and the flag. After the discussion they made flag posters to decorate the halls for Veteran's Day.

  • Friday with Friends: Students enjoyed a story about friendship and cooperation called “Pumpkin Soup” by Helen Cooper. Through communication, teamwork, and a shared vision, the Friday Friends then partnered up and demonstrated their spirit of cooperation to craft decorative fall pumpkins.

  • All Soul's Day: Father Joe and Deacon Hilts led the students to St. Mary's Cemetery where they held a prayer service and Father Joe blessed the graves. Check out the sundog that appeared during the service. God's beautiful sign of His glory. "Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace."

  • All Saint's Day: Mrs. Bankes and Mrs. Eckardt take great pride in preparing the first grade students for sainthood. Click on the link to see the "Parade of Saints".

  • 4K Pumpkins: Mrs. Drexler and the 4K students were busy creating pumpkins while working on their fine motor skills. Thank you to Jim and Peggy Lemanski for the donation of pumpkins.

  • Blessing of Animals: We celebrate the Feast of St. Francis by bringing our pets in to be blessed by Father Joe. St. Francis is the patron saint of animals.

  • Pumpkin Patch: Even though the weather did not cooperate Saturday during the Pumpkin Patch, it didn't dampen the spirits of those who were here early making fresh cinnamon rolls and bread. Thank you to our dedicated volunteers, to Kamenick Farms and Marcus and Cagney Martin for the donation of pumpkins, gourds and corn stalks, and to all who donated items as well as a huge thank you to those who came to purchase items. It was another successful Home and School event!

  • Packer Tailgate Party: Thank you to Jeff Dellenbach, former Packer, for signing autographs and providing photo opportunities during our Packer Tailgate Party. Thank you to the Tailgate Committee and the many volunteers who worked hard putting this all together. We are grateful to all the businesses and invididuals who donated money, gift certificates, and raffle baskets to make our fundraiser successful and thank you to the many, many people who came to the Tailgate Party and purchased raffle tickets, paddle raffles, card raffles and supported us in anyway. The profits were over $57,000!! Outstanding!

  • Second Grade Pumpkins: Second graders had a fun and messy time painting their pumpkins to sell at the Pumpkin Patch.

  • Little Red Schoolhouse: It was a beautiful day at Marathon Park when the 4th graders took a trip back in time. They wore clothes that reflected how times were then which added to the authenticity of the day. We thank the Marathon County Historical Society and the Marathon County Park Department for making this opportunity available to our students.

  • Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary: We celebrate the birthday of our Blessed Mother, Mary at Mass and the students all bring cakes to honor her. Everyone enjoyed a tasty treat after Mass.

  • Fridays with Friends: St. Mary's 4K and 2nd grade students listened to the story “I Like Me” which helps to teach students to feel good about themselves in a very simple way…enjoy yourself, take good care of yourself, and cheer yourself up when you are feeling down.  Students then worked together with a friend to collaboratively draw chalk portraits celebrating life.
  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!
  • 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.