The Weekly Word

Every Friday at 3 p.m.  during the school year, Incarnate Word Academy sends out our weekly newsletter to students, faculty and staff. To be added to our Weekly Word mailing list, email To catch up on what you may have missed, click the links below.

January 29, 2021
What's inside: IWA has earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award, Tuition Update, Financial Aid and Scholarship Deadline is Feb. 1, Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences is Feb. 12, Celebrating Catholic Schools Week, IWA Students Earn Writing Honors, our seniors' service projects highlights students working with a variety of nonprofits, Teens 4 Unity Talent Show is on Friday, Feb. 4, Valentine's CandyGrams, NACAC Virtual College Fair is Sunday, Jan. 31, Falcon Raffle weekly winners

January 22, 2021
What's inside: IWA students watched the inauguration of Joseph R. Biden Jr. as he became the 46th president of the United States, Financial Aid and Scholarship Deadline is Feb. 1, PSAT On Campus, Regional and All-State Honors for IWA Students, We begin our weekly look at student service projects today, showcasing the work of Catherine Miller '21 and Piper Bratton '21, The 2021 Falcon Raffle kick-off, Yearbook Ads on Sale Now

January 15, 2021
What's inside: We are excited to welcome a student teacher to Mr. Comer’s biology class beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.

January 8, 2021
What's inside: Annual Talent Show Video Auditions, Third Quarter Educational Guide, daily schedule, IWA alumnae came back to campus (virtually) to discuss their transition to college, Class of 2020 returned to the 609 to pick up their yearbooks, Falcon Theatre members will strike the "Hamlet" set that's been on stage in our
auditorium, "Steel Magnolias" Auditions

December 18, 2020
What's inside: Notes about upcoming Christmas Break; meet Kate Sullivan '20 and read her story about participating in a leading science program; Third Quarter Education Guide now available; see our new 2021 spring semester schedule; get your health records in; news about lunch services; watch "Tales of a COVID Past," our original theater production; check out our Falcons in St. Thomas High School radio plays; see scenes from our Wellness Week activities; news about our annual Returning Graduates Panel

December 11, 2020
What's inside: Our Leading With Service classes launch online fundraisers, schedule changes through Christmas Break, Wellness Week activities, watch "A Choral Rosary," Falcons on stage at St. Thomas High School and at IWA, soccer victory over The Village School, yearbook ads on sale now, Advent at IWA

December 4, 2020
What's inside: You helped make Giving Tuesday a huge success, schedule changes through the Christmas Break, watch "A Choral Rosary," soccer team beats Beaumont Kelly for the first time ever, basketball defeats Kinkaid, Returning Graduates Panel scheduled, apply for Ecoteen program, news about our all-school Mass of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, what's happening at IWA for Advent, Mothers' Club collecting donations for faculty and staff

November 20, 2020
What's inside: Our faculty and staff share why they wear masks, schedule changes after Thanksgiving, "A Choral Rosary" premiers Nov. 20, two choir members receive all-state honors, celebrating the Class of 2021, basketball victory, Senior Retreat offers a time for reflection, help our Mothers' Club collect donations for our faculty, Young Womens Leadership Conference wrap-up, scenes from Fall into Sisterhood event

November 13, 2020
What's inside: We're back on campus Jan. 11, 2021, save the date for "A Choral Rosary," uniform sale, Young Women's Leadership Conference, is coming up

November 6, 2020
What's inside: one of our students volunteered at the polls on Election Day, schedule changes for next week, choir members make all-region, sign up for our Fall into Sisterhood event, check out how one of our Falcons is leading the band, all-school wellness assembly coming up, cross country finishes 5th in state, first look at Cocoa & Bark

October 30, 2020
What's inside: Freshman Retreat is a time for fellowship, meet our Buzz correspondents, get ready for our Fall into Sisterhood event, winning volleyball news, information about All Souls' Day, Stanford University offers a winter break enrichment opportunity, Penny Wars, wellness news, scenes from Red Ribbon Week.

October 23, 2020
What's inside: We're planning to come back to campus five days a week, second quarter education guide is now online, get ready for Red Ribbon Week, Freshman Retreat is coming up, Penny Wars are back, congratulations to Ms. Garcia on her wedding, check out what our forensic science class is doing

October 16, 2020
What's inside: IWA students launch a business to upcycle fast fashion, first quarter grades now available, watch our college financial aid presentation, scenes from our faculty retreat

October 9, 2020
What's inside: Meet Isabelle Lavoie '23, details about our all-school Mass on Oct. 14, financial aid details for college, check out our virtual club fair.

October 2, 2020
What's inside: Class of 2021 Ring Ceremony and Mass, schedule changes for the week, help us keep our technology grants, reminders about the carpool line, cross country shines in La Porte, altar server training, be part of Young Life Houston, Mr. Moudry offers tech support, check out the work by students in our textiles class.

September 25, 2020
What's inside: Welcome back, watch our College Admissions 101 video chat, upcoming college admissions sessions on financial aid and virtual school visits, Freshman Flex is back, all-school Masses resume, be part of Young Life, enter our spirit t-shirt contest

September 18, 2020
What's inside: An update on our hybrid learning plans from Sister Lauren, a video of how Monday's return to campus will look, details about the daily self-screening questionnaire, meet Woman of the Word Fiona Cosgrove '22, view our College Admissions 101 discussion, who's on campus next week for virtual college representative visits, a new campus ministry offering, meet our carpool line winner, important information about student parking, send us your entries for our school spirit T-shirt contest and check out our cross country team's accomplishments

September 11, 2020 
What's inside: Claire Michael '23 is this week's Woman of the Word, the importance of flu shots, details about our College Admissions 101 info session, 30-day scripture challenge, date set for senior ring ceremony, shop and give back to IWA, meet our principal's new granddaughter.

September 4, 2020
What's inside: Women of the Word Spotlight on Sofia Garza '21, changes to next week's class schedule, Trinity University hosts chats for interested families, PSAT opportunity, we need your feedback on Follow Your Daughter's Schedule Night, Campus Ministry hosts an event for our foundress, Emily York '21 is named cheer captain, high school seniors who are 17 years and 10 months old can register to vote, Kate Sullivan '21 visits Hillsdale College and meets a fellow Falcon.

August 28, 2020
What's inside: IWA students star in new school video; Women of the Word Spotlight: Maddie Taylor '21; myIWA is on Quickl;inks; reschedule volleyball tryouts dates; this week's college visits; CMT offers Divine Mercy Chaplet every Friday; a peek inside the Impact Dance Team auditions

August 21, 2020
What's inside: Women of the Word Spotlight: Dana Theroux '21; Follow Your Daughter's Schedule Night; Quicklinks access to myIWA; volleyball tryouts; news about our Ring Ceremony and other news from the Campus Ministry Team; virtual college visits; "Be Pawsitive" photos

August 14, 2020
What's inside:  A welcome from Sister Lauren, a reminder about our Return to Learning Plan, details about Spirit Week, meet the new faces at IWA, update on service hours, news about our athletic offerings, Mothers' Club social gatherings