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

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


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Weekend Mass schedule:

  • Saturday at 4:00 PM
  • Sunday at 8:00 and 10:00 AM

CALENDAR AT A GLANCE: Calendar for 2023-2024 School Year       

  • Monday, December 4th:  Family Adoration and Benediction, 6:30 PM
  • Monday and Wednesday, December 4th and 6th:  No students at Mass
  • Wednesday, December 6th:  Vision/Hearing Rescreening
  • Wednesday, December 6th:  Sacrament of Reconciliation, Grades 3-8
  • Wednesday, December 6th:  First Reconciliation – Grade 2, 5:45 PM
  • Friday, December 8th:  5K – 8th at Mass Feast of the Immaculate Conception
  • Monday, December 11th:  Grades 5th – 8th Mass
  • Monday, December 11th:  Mid-Terms Q2 Gr 5-8
  • Tuesday, December 12th:  St. Mary’s Quiz Bowl
  • Wednesday, December 13th:  Grades 5K – 4th Mass
  • Friday, December 15th:  NO SCHOOL – Marathon In-service
  • Monday, December 18th:  Grades 5th – 8th Mass
  • Monday, December 18th:  Christmas Program 5:30 Piano/6:00 PM Concert
  • Wednesday, December 20th:  Grades 5K – 4th Mass
  • Friday, December 22nd:  DARE Graduation/Pizza Party Grade 5 Noon
  • December 25 – January 1st:  NO SCHOOL Christmas vacation

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  • 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".

  • Little Red Raider Girls Camp

  • 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.

  • Honor Roll: Congratulations to our Honor Roll students.

    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)

St. Mary’s is a Catholic School in the Diocese of La Crosse following the Diocese curriculum. As a Catholic School we will teach and advocate our Catholic Faith.  All students are welcome in our school, and all parents and legal guardians must understand that Catholic Doctrine will be taught.  The passing on of our Catholic Faith is our number one priority.

St. Mary’s School respects the dignity of each individual and, therefore, will not discriminate on the basis of race, nationality, ethnic origin, or gender in regard to enrollment or hiring practices.