St. Mary's School Marathon, Wisconsin, Excellence in Education, Home of the Eagles
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Welcome to St. Mary’s School.  Please take time to browse and discover all the wonderful things happening at St. Mary’s School.


Welcome to St. Mary’s School.  Please take time to browse and discover all the wonderful things happening at St. Mary’s School.

The Wisconsin Tax Deduction for Private School Tuition Expenses information is available here.

Sign-Up for School Closing Announcements as well as other reminders from school throughout the year.

Cheese Curd Stand: All parents are asked to sign up for at least three shifts to work the cheesecurd stand. Please sign up on the links below:

Blues Fest: August 16 & 17, 2019
Marathon Fun Days: August 30 - September 2, 2019

New in 2019, is Burlington’s Adopt My School Sweepstakes. Burlington will be giving away a grand total of $100,000 in grants for school supplies to 10 lucky schools. They are inviting customers and every day Americans to nominate a school for the chance to win one of 10, $10,000 grants to use for classroom materials. Winners will be selected at random, so the more times a school is nominated, the better their chances.

Nominate a school for their chance to win: Please enter daily until August 17th.

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Q4 Wrap Up: The year was packed with learning, field trips, sports and academics. Our Quarter 4 Wrap Up highlighted a few of the events to round out a terrific year.

Employee Years of Service Recognition Banquet: We are proud to recognize our faculty and staff who are dedicated to the children of St. Mary's School and Catholic education. Congratulations to Miss Globensky - 25 years, Mrs. Jacobson - 10 years, Mrs. Paul - 10 years, and Mrs. Mader - 5 years. Thank you for your dedication to the students of St. Mary's. We also congratulate Mrs. Jacobson on her retirement after 38 years of teaching in Catholic schools and thank you for inspiring the minds of our youth. You did your best, now let God do the rest! May God bless your retirement.

Kickball Tournament: The last day of school was filled with cleaning out desks and after the work was done everyone enjoyed time outside playing kickball. It's a great way to wear off that "end of the year" excitement.

Chemistry students: Mr. Fredrickson and his high school Chemistry class entertained our students with some cool experiments.

Pen pals: The fourth graders have been writing to the senior citizens of Copperleaf Living throughout the year and were happy to meet them and spend some time with them. They were able to visit their rooms after sharing some goodies together.

Track and Field: The weather cooperated nicely as 2nd and 3rd graders competed in their Track and Field Day. Everyone did their best and had a great afternoon.

Field Day Friday: The teachers made Field Day Friday a "funtastic" day for students in grades 4K-1st. The weather was beautiful. Parents were able to come and see their children run, stomp and have gunny sack races. These are the years great friendships are formed. Enjoy looking at all the pictures showing their skills and their silly sides.

8th Grade Service Day: St. Mary's 8th graders divided up and helped clean up at St. Mary's Cemetery and St. Anthony's Spirituality Center. After their service work was done they returned to St. Mary's and set the wooden cross, constructed by Kip and Tanner Hanke. (Thank you, Kip and Tanner.) The students then placed a cross necklace on the large cross. This is symbolic of their faith in God and will be an annual project for the 8th grade graduates. The Hill of Crosses in Lithuania is the inspiration for this project. Then the students, along with Deacon Hilts and Mr. Koch, played volleyball and softball at Marathon City Sports Center and enjoyed a cookout of brats and hamburgers to top off the day.

8th Grade Graduation: We said farewell to the 8th grade class as they begin their new journey in high school. May they always keep God as their compass and remember the foundation they received here at St. Mary's School. Congratulations, graduates.

Memorial Day: Mrs. Betty Blume, American Legion Auxiliary President, visited the kindergarten classroom and told the story of the symbolism of the poppy for Memorial Day. She passed out poppies to the class and they had several projects to remember those who died for our freedom. Thank you to all who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Awards Night: A year's worth of hard work was the spotlight at our Annual Awards Night. Students were recognized for their achievements in band and choir, sports and academics. A video was shown with pictures from the year's activities. The Outstanding Female Athlete was Kali Prihoda and Outstanding Male Athlete was Matthew Annis. There were two Academic Award winners, Ava Buchberger and Ashley Seliger. The Eagle Award was awarded to Taylor Pawlowicz. The Eagle Award is our most prestigious award and is given to the student who shows respect towards teachers, staff and classmates, exhibits school pride, is responsible, demonstrates involvement and participation in class, assemblies and extra-curricular activities, is dependable, shows acceptance of all classmates, applies Christian principles towards self and others, shows reverence at liturgy, and puts for effort in all he/she does.

Service Day Grade 7: Mr. Koch and Deacon Hilts escorted the 7th graders on their service day. The girls went to the HOPE Life Center and helped pack information bags which will be given out to expecting mothers, and the boys went to St. Mary's cemetery and cleaned the monuments of our veterans. This was a way to honor our veterans before Memorial Day.

Wildwood Wildlife Park, Minocqua: The second and third graders headed north to the Wildwood Wildlife Park in Minocqua and enjoyed a beautiful, sun-filled day with the animals. The parakeet hut and feeding the giraffes seem to be the favorites among the students. Thank you to Home and School for providing the transportation to these field trips.

Wildwood Zoo, Marshfield: 4K - 1st graders enjoyed the day at the Wildwood Zoo in Marshfield. They enjoyed a lunch packed from home and then stopped at Hub City Ice Cream Company for a cone.

7th Grade Retreat: The 7th graders were on a morning retreat at St. Anthony's Spirituality Center. Deacon Bryan gave them a tour and of the center and told them that the retreat center was self-sufficient by growing their own vegetables. High school sophomore, Michael Hahn spoke to the 7th graders and told them the importance of being a good leader in middle school and high school. Walking through the Stations of the Cross was a good time to meditate on their leadership roles and the difference between good and bad leadership.

Madison Field Trip: Miss Globensky and the 4th graders enjoyed their trip to Madison to tour the Capitol, the Wisconsin Historical Museum, and then they spent some time at the Henry Vilas Zoo. A highlight was meeting Marathon native, Senator Jerry Petrowski and Representative John Spiros. When they left the zoo she did a recount to be sure none of our monkeys stayed at the zoo.

Day at the Diocese: St. Mary's 7th and 8th graders took a trip to La Crosse to visit St. Rose Convent, The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral and had pizza lunch on the La Crosse Queens Cruise. It was to their delight that Cardinal Raymond Burke was at the diocese and he said a prayer with the group. The weather wasn't what they had hoped but it didn't dampen their spirits.

St. Mary's Day: It was a beautiful day at the top of the hill in Marathon City. A day to celebrate the gift of St. Mary's School. Many families and community members came together for good food, good company, bowling and music. Thank you to all the businesses who sponsored the lanes and/or prizes for the day: Brickner Motors, Custom Lawn Service, Kamenick Farms and Catering, Kipper Konstruction, Marathon Cheese, Menzner Hardwoods, Peoples State Bank, Pine Valley Golf Course, Sauter Tree Services, and The Dirks Group. Thank you to Tom Heise for the Grand Prize donation of $100 certificate to Custom Meats and to Steve and Jane Hanson and the Marathon City Sports Center and staff for providing great pizzas and a lot of bowling fun. We are very grateful to Jerry Schmitt and Bernie Dick for the wonderful entertainment. It was a day filled with faith, family, friends, and fun.

Link to Past Events

Don't forget to pick up your Scrip for all your shopping needs! You may purchase Scrip after weekend liturgies or any school day in the office. (On line order form available under Parents' Page/Forms.)

The RStore and Marathon School District Endowment Fun have teamed up to raise money for the endowment fund. (See details)

The Marathon School District Foundation supports our local school district by giving scholarships to students, grants for teachers, and holding the “making a difference” program for all the teachers and staff in our school district.  Our mission statement:  "To provide all Marathon students & those dedicated to education with opportunities to achieve continued educational excellence." (Link)