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



St. Mary's Past Events

 
  • Spelling Bee Champion: Congratulations to Charlotte Gruetzmacher who is the 2019 CESA Spelling Bee Champion. The Bee was held February 5th at Marathon High School. Charlotte will be competing at the State Spelling Bee in Madison on March 16th. We are so proud of her accomplishments.Grandparent's Day: It is one of the most special days of our school year, the day we welcome our grandparent's to join us for Mass, a special program and a social. How blessed are the students of St. Mary's to share this special day with the people who are such an important part of their lives.

  • Children's Museum: 4K - 1st Grades enjoyed a morning exploring and using their imagination at the Children's Museum of Central Wisconsin.

  • Brains and Brawn: The Brains and Brawn Tournament held in La Crosse was a fun and exciting event. We are fortunate to take three teams, a Brains team and boys' and girls' Brawns teams. The Brains team took 1st place and are the first team in the history of St. Mary's to accomplish this feat. Congratulations to the Brains team on their success and all three teams on their excellent representation of St. Mary's School.

  • Quarter 2 Wrap Up: The end of the quarter is a time to celebrate student accomplishments throughout that quarter. Students were recognized for their generosity, their academic and athletic skills as well as AR, Honor Roll, Rocket Math and Spelling Bee. We are proud of their accomplishments.

  • Spelling Bee: The NERR (North East Rural Region) Spelling Bee was held Wednesday, January 23 with five students from St. Mary's competing. The overall champion of the event was St. Mary's own Charlotte Gruetzmacher. The top three spellers from our school go on to compete in the CESA Regional Spelling Bee on Tuesday, February 5. Congratulations and good luck!

  • Free Throw Contest: We are proud to present the winners of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest.

  • NERR Knowledge Bowl Champions: Congratulations to Mrs. Conley and the academic team who took first place in the North East Rural Regional Knowledge Bowl.
  • Caroling: The 7th and 8th grade choir entertained residents at Wellington Place, Copperleaf Assisted Living and Park View Court with their favorite Christmas Carols. They did a little shopping and had lunch at Fazoli's to top off the day. Those eating at Fazoli's were treated to carols as well.

  • Christmas Program: Sounds of Christmas filled the gym at St. Mary's with the angelic voices of our students. "Come to Bethlehem and See" was the theme for the Grade 1-6 program. 4K and 5K sang Up on the Housetop and Tell It, while the 7th and 8th grade choir sang three beautiful songs to remind us the reason for the season...JESUS. May God bless your Christmas and have a Happy New Year. Click here to watch a video compliments of Jason Mechelke.

  • Square Dancing: Phy. Ed. class isn't just about basketball and gymnastics. Dominic Gruetzmacher came in to give the students a little "Square Dancing 101". Dominic is a square dance caller. The students had a great time learning how to do si do and prominade. Cotton Eyed Joe is a favorite song of square dancers.

  • Knowledge Bowl 2018: St. Mary's Academic Team hosted two other teams made up of faculty, parents, community members and alumni in the First Annual Knowledge Bowl. Mrs. Conley, Academic Team Coach was the moderator for the evening. The competition was close, but in the end team Saint Mary's, made up of 7th and 8th grade students, was victorious. Saint Mary's edged out team Saints by one point. During intermission the participants were treated to a spaghetti dinner.

  • Quarter 1 Wrap Up: It's always a great time when students are recognized for their accomplishments at the end of each quarter. Quarter 1 put the spotlight on Honor Roll, AR and Rocket Math goals reached. The fall sports athletes were recognized as well. Cross country, volleyball and football players got to compete in a few fun activities and the wrap up ended with the annual faculty vs 8th grade volleyball. Faculty members were humble in their victory over the students.

  • Veteran's Day: Veterans from American Legion Post 469 came to help us celebrate Veteran's Day. Paul Fredrickson, Post Commander gave us a new appreciation for what service men and women sacrifice when they enlist in the military. St. Mary's Band and Choir played and sang a couple patriotic songs, Mr. Koch spoke and shared his friends' experience in the military and Marathon High School Color Guard performed to "American Soldier" by Toby Keith. Thank you to all the veterans who serve for our freedom.

  • CWES: Students from UW-Stevens Point run the camp CWES (Central Wisconsin Environmental Station) teaching students about the environment as well as teaching them communication and team building skills. Our 5th and 8th graders had an amazing time learning, exploring, playing games, solving problems and building a campfire. We are grateful to the students from UWSP and to Home and School for providing this wonderful opportunity.

  • All Saint's Day: Mrs. Kind has a saintly class of first graders. Check out the procession of saints from All Saint's Day.

  • Farm Visit: Fourth graders are grateful to the Marathon FFA and Keith and Juli Kreager for teaching them about life on the farm. It's a real treat to see the animals, learn about the farm machinery and all the work that goes in to a dairy farm.

  • Wilke's Pumpkin Patch: Autumn is one of our favorite times of the year. 4K - 1st graders were able to have some fun at Wilke's Pumpkin Patch. There's a whole lot more to do than just pick out your own pumpkin. Thank you to Home and School for providing the bus transportation to this energizing field trip.

  • Blessing of the Animals: Each year our students look forward to having their pets blessed in celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. This year we had some rabbits, cats and kittens and dogs of all sizes.
  • Packer Tailgate Party: Another year is in the record books for our Packer Tailgate Party. We are amazed year after year at the generosity of our community. Thank you to everyone who donated, purchased items, came to meet Dorsey Levens, and worked for this event. St. Mary's School and Parish are grateful for your generosity.

  • Chicken Dinner/Country Store: Many volunteers get up early to bake cinnamon rolls and prepare the food for the chicken dinner. This annual event is a favorite of so many from the parish and surrounding communities. Thank you to all who help to make this fun, family event so successful.

  • Little Red Schoolhouse: 4th graders from St. Mary's School were able to experience first hand what school was like many years ago. They dressed in clothing much like what was worn back then and took their cold lunch in tin cans. The more authentic they could make the day, the better the experience. Thank you to the Marathon County Historical Society for providing this great opportunity.

  • Mind Trekkers: 6th and 7th graders traveled to North Central Technical Institute to see the Mind Trekkers. Mind Trekkers STEM Road Show brings the excitement of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to the students. Undergraduate and graduate students helped them explore these areas of education and ignite the fire within them.

  • Corpus Christi Procession: The Feast of Corpus Christi, which celebrates the real presence of the body and blood of Jesus Christ was celebrated with a procession and song around church, to the statue of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, the convent and then back into church for Benediction.

  • Wildwood Zoo: The 4K, 5K and 1st graders enjoyed a beautiful day at Wildwood Zoo in Marshfield. After the zoo they had a picnic lunch and stopped for ice cream. The perfect June day.

  • Service Day: After graduation the 8th graders had a service day in an effort to "give back" to their community. Activities included clean up at the cemetery, washing windows at St. Anthony's Spirituality Center, and helping Mr. Salber with a few maintenance items around the school grounds. After finishing these items they all went to Mr. and Mrs. Lensmire's house to construct our little library, "The Eagle's Nest" and ended with swimming in their outdoor pool and a "Koch Out" for lunch. Special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Lensmire for hosting our graduates for this fun service day.

  • St. Mary's Day: Thank you to everyone who came out to support St. Mary's Day with the Chrysler Cars 4 Classrooms test drive, to Brickner Motors, Tom Heise from Custom Meats and to Dennis Elliott of Marathon City Sports Center. It was a family fun filled day and we appreciate all who came to bowl and purchased a pizza either to dine in or take out. Thanks to you we received a check from Dennis Elliott in the amount of $703 as our portion of the bowling and pizza purchases. We should be receiving a check from Chrysler Cars 4 Classrooms in a few weeks. Special thanks and our gratitude to Keith and Mc Kinnley Marks for entertaining us with their heavenly music.Heritage Hill: Second and third graders took a field trip to Heritage Hill State Park, Green Bay. It is always educational and exciting to visit this historical park to learn about fur trading and to a get hands on experience at these historical sites.

  • Kindness Day: St. Mary's May Kindness Team packed goody bags of Puppy Chow for our volunteers. After packing bags the students each received a certificate and a bag of treats themselves in appreciation for being good examples for others throughout the school. Kindness...start a ripple, create a wave. It begins with YOU. Thank you to all who sprinkle kindness throughout our school.

  • Madison Field Trip: After studying about Wisconsin the fourth graders finally got the opportunity to go to Madison to see the Capitol, meet Representative John Spiros, visit the Historical Museum and spend some time at the zoo. We are lucky no one thought the animals escaped from their cages and tried to lock up our students. Thank you to Home and School for providing the transportation.

  • Newman Track Meet Grades 4 & 5: We are fortunate to be invited to the Newman Track Meet held for 4th and 5th graders. Besides being outside and out of the classroom, the students were able to showcase their running, throwing and hurdling skills. Thank you to Newman Grade School for the invitation.

  • May Crowning: 8th graders, Jada and Ella crown Mary, the Mother of God while the second graders show their love for her by wearing their First Communion clothes. We celebrate May, the month of Mary by bringing her roses as a symbol of our love for her.

  • Military Presentation: Jake Salber is a military/history buff and over the years has attained uniforms and a lot of memorabilia. Jake has items from the Civil War, WWI, WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam. He enjoys re-enacting different scenarios and takes great pleasure in sharing these items with others. The students were fascinated by his collection. Jake involves his audience and helps them to learn about history by giving hands on demonstrations. Thank you, Jake for sharing this collection with us and helping us to understand history and the military.

  • B-I-N-G-O: It was a special treat for the sixth graders to play Bingo with the residents of Copperleaf Assisted Living. They learned that music triggers many memories for the senior citizens when they sang "Polly Wolly Doodle" and "You Are My Sunshine."

  • First Holy Communion: Second graders proudly wore their first communion dresses and ties as they received Jesus for the first time. This sacrament allows them to receive the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in His fullness. May God continue to be with them as they walk their spiritual journey.

  • Auxiliary: Thank you to Betty Blume and the American Legion Auxiliary for the donation of books: "A Poppy Is to Remember", "In Flanders Fields", and "The Poppy Lady". The paper poppies are handmade by veterans and sold with the money going to disabled veterans.

  • Empty Bowl Project: 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Celebrating the Feast Day of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. (Pictures)

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.
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