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NOVEMBER 13, 2018  |  ANGEL eNEWS

 
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JOIN THE TRADITION DURING OUR 2018 HOMECOMING

Mark your calendars and make plans to attend all of our fun Homecoming festivities beginning Thursday, November 15th.

 

Our campus-wide family events will kick off with a Homecoming parade beginning on Alameda Street on Thursday. Afterward, join us for a pep rally in the Mother Patricia Gunning Gymnasium followed by our Austin Street Block Party featuring food truck vendors, a DJ, fun activities and much more! The evening will culminate with the Burning of the "A" Ceremony.

 

The celebration continues through Friday as we cheer on our IWA alumni during their basketball game with a halftime performance from our Elementary Level mini cheer camp attendees. The evening will end with back-to-back varsity basketball games as the Lady Angels take on Carroll High School and the boys' team takes on Taft High School.

 

For a full list of events and details, download the 2018 Homecoming Poster or visit our 2018 Homecoming webpage!

 
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GIVE ON #GIVINGTUESDAY

We have three #GivingTuesday challenges totaling $43,000! The challenges, which offer dollar-for-dollar matches for unrestricted, President's Circle level, and athletic fund gifts begin now and end at midnight on #GivingTuesday.

 

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MIDDLE LEVEL STUDENTS GET INTRODUCED TO NAVIANCE

College preparedness is at the heart of Incarnate Word Academy with in-depth exposure to college readiness tools beginning at the eighth grade. Middle Level counselor Mrs. Sausley introduced students to Naviance on November 7th. Naviance is a web-based software used by students all through their High School years used to assist in college planning, explore scholarship opportunities, and help facilitate their future collegiate careers.

 

Media Gallery: Middle Level Naviance Training

 
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PURCHASE YOUR POINSETTIAS TO SUPPORT OUR MISSION TEAM

The holiday season is upon us! That means the rich, succulent smell of fresh poinsettias will soon be in the air once again. Make sure to place your order for the holiday's favorite flower during our High School Level Mission Team's poinsettia sale! The Mission Team will be taking orders beginning November 1st through November 16th. For more information, please contact Ashley Cartwright at CartwrightA@iwacc.org.


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ANGELS CELEBRATE BEING DRUG FREE DURING RED RIBBON WEEK

Incarnate Word Academy proudly celebrated Red Ribbon Week from October 29th through November 2nd with a variety of events to raise awareness about the dangers of using and abusing drugs and alcohol.


Throughout the week, students participated in different classroom discussions, prayers, and fun dress-up days. We are proud to have had several guest speakers visit our campus to discuss the dangers and ramifications of illicit drug and alcohol abuse.


By participating in Red Ribbon Week events, IWA and its students strive to become an image of Christ within the community as well as continuing to be a drug-free campus.

 

Campus News: Red Ribbon Week
Angels in the News: South Texas Catholic

 
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IN HONOR OF OUR VETERANS

In observance of Veterans Day, military veterans and active-duty armed forces members within our community were celebrated during Middle Level's Mass on November 9th. Veterans were given a special blessing, presented with a cross from their family members, and were sung a wonderful rendition of America the Beautiful by our Angels.

 

Reminder: Our Elementary Level students will celebrate veterans during their Mass on November 14th in the IWA Chapel at 8:15 a.m.

 

Media Gallery: Middle Level Veterans Day Mass

 
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LITTLE ANGELS EXPERIENCE VIRTUAL PILGRIMAGE TO FRANCE

Elementary Level students went on a virtual pilgrimage courtesy of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitality North American Volunteers on Thursday, November 8th. Every day, thousands of people travel to the town of Lourdes, located in France, to drink, bathe, and pray at the spring of the grotto. Angels were able to touch the rocks straight from the grotto which produces nearly 30,000 gallons of precious water every day. At the end of the virtual pilgrimage, students were given their own bottles of holy water straight from the grotto.

 

Media Gallery: Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage

 
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MIDDLE LEVEL ANNOUNCES

STUDENT COUNCIL OFFICERS

Middle Level students in the running for several student council positions presented their campaign speeches to the student body on October 26th in the James R. Dougherty, Jr. Center. Congratulations to all of our students who participated in this year's campaign. We commend you for your bravery, confidence, and determination to make IWA an even better place!

 

Student Council Officers:

 

President: Giselle Hansen

Vice President: Cameron Aleman

Treasurer: Michael Horvath

Secretary: Ella Goodman

Media Coordinator: Ava Aleman

Sixth Grade Class Rep: Kelley Cruger

Seventh Grade Class Rep: Isabel Mendoza

Eighth Grade Class Rep: Madeline Braman

 

Media Gallery: Middle Level Student Council

 
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LEARNING ABOUT DIWALI

High School Level students in Sr. Judith Marie's Religious Studies Class invited guest speaker Hetal Patel to their classroom on November 8th to discuss Diwali, the Indian New Year. Also known as the Hindu Festival of Lights, Diwali symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. Students learned about some of the ways Diwali is celebrated in India and in the United States as well as some of the delicious delicacies that are enjoyed during the celebration.

 

Media Gallery: Religious Studies Guest Speaker

 
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ANGELS TRICK-OR-TREAT

Elementary Level students paraded through our Central Offices, High School and Middle Level classrooms as they Trick-or-Treated on Halloween. With candy bags in tow, faculty and staff handed out treats to Little Angels as they showed off their adorable and spooky costumes.

 

Media Gallery: Elementary Level Trick-or-Treating

 
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PAULETTE GUAJARDO GIVES PRO

TIPS TO AMAZING SKILLS CLASS

Councilwoman Paulette Guajardo visited sixth and seventh grade students in Mrs. Deleon's Amazing Skills classes on October 31st. Some of the topics discussed were how to properly greet someone, how to shake someone's hand, and gave students tips on how to make conversation with people they might be meeting for the first time. Middle Level students will be engaging with several guest speakers within the realm of professional business throughout the school year as they prepare to compete in the National Amazing Shake Competition in the spring.

 

Media Gallery: Guest Speaker Paulette Guajardo

 
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SENIOR VOLLEYBALL PLAYER TO
SIGN TAMUCC LETTER OF INTENT

Kathryn "Katie" Skrobarczyk will sign a National Letter of Intent for Texas A&M University — Corpus Christi on Wednesday, November 14th at 3:00 p.m. in the High School Level Mother Patricia Gunning Gymnasium. Katie will sign an athletic scholarship to play for TAMUCC's volleyball team. Congratulations, Katie!

 

Media Gallery: Lady Angels vs. Lutheran South

 
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ALL OF GOD'S SAINTS

Elementary Level students celebrated a holy day of obligation by dressing as Saints and religious church leaders during their All Saints Day Mass in the IWA Chapel on November 1st. Little Angels performed a special song at the conclusion of Mass in respect to all of God's saints.

 

Media Gallery: Elementary Level All Saints Day

 
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VARSITY GOLFER BEATS THE ELEMENTS AT LOCAL TOURNEY

The varsity golf team spent two days powering through harsh weather conditions during a tournament hosted by Carroll High School at the Lozano Golf Center. The tournament began on November 9th and saw no shortage of rain and wind for Angels on the green. Despite the unsavory golf weather, the Angels played their hearts out with Carly Teichman, senior, taking home fourth place in the Girls Individual division. Way to go, Angels!

 

Media Gallery: Varsity Golf Carroll Tournament

 
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SR. CAMELIA TALKS ABOUT VOCATIONS WITH LITTLE ANGELS

Former Elementary Level principal Sr. Camelia Herlihy, IWBS took the time to visit with little Angels to discuss the different stages of vocation and the divine call God gives us to follow in a particular activity or career.

 

Media Gallery: Elementary Level Vocations

 
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EIGHTH-GRADERS SHADOW FRESHMEN FOR THE DAY

Middle Level eighth-graders have had a great time shadowing with their freshmen friends at the High School Level. Throughout the year, the High School Level invites Middle Level students over to give them a glimpse into the future as they will soon become High School Angels at IWA.

 

Media Gallery: 8th Grade Shadowing Freshmen

 
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THESPIANS PERFORM ONE-ACT PLAY FOR IWA COMMUNITY

High School Level theatre arts students put on two stellar performances of their TAPPS One-Act Play, "The Yellow Boat," for friends and family members on November 4th in the James R. Dougherty, Jr. Center. Their performance garnered them fourth place at this year's competition as well as the most awards in the theatre arts program's history!

 

Campus News: Thespians Place at TAPPS

Media Gallery: Theatre Arts TAPPS One-Act Play

Angels in the News: South Texas Catholic

 
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THEY DID THE MONSTER MASH!

In the midst of their Red Ribbon Week Celebrations, the Elementary Level Student Council hosted a Monster Mash Dance Party for the student body on Halloween. Little Angels had a frightfully fun time dancing to spooky classics and taking pictures with their classmates at the photo booth.

 

Media Gallery: Monster Mash Dance

 
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GEOGRAPHY FAIR PUTS STUDENTS TO THE TEST

Middle Level students displayed their Geography Fair projects for fellow Angels, parents, and judges in the James R. Dougherty, Jr. Center on November 8th. During the fair, students jotted down notes about various countries so they could build upon their geographic knowledge.

 

Media Gallery: Middle Level Geography Fair

 
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SHOP TILL YOU SHAKE

A Julian Gold pop up shop featuring various beautiful pieces of Kendra Scott jewelry will be available to purchase on Wednesday, December 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Angel Avenue Student Center. Twenty percent of sales from the pop up shop will benefit the school's participation in the National Amazing Shake Competition held in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

December 5th:  Middle Level Pop Up Shop

 
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EAT FOR CHANGE!

Come have a burrito, bowl, or salad at Chipotle on S. Staples St. on December 4th from 5:00-9:00 p.m. to support our High School Level Mission Team as they prepare for their annual spring excursion. Simply tell your cashier you're supporting IWA to make sure 33% of the proceeds are donated to our Mission Team. #iwacc #EatForChange

 

December 4th: Mission Team Chipotle Fundraiser

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