Just Two Weeks Away!
Incarnate Word Academy
Homecoming 2019 
 Sunday, September 15th

Come and enjoy the day with fellow Alumnae...you can participate in so many ways.
  1. Join the IWA Community and the Golden Girls for Mass at 9:30 AM.
  2. Enjoy the creative genius of the IWA students as they compete for Spirit points. Each class will decorate their class floats to compete for the coveted spirit points.  Students and their class floats, along with the Homecoming Court and our honored Golden Girls will parade through the neighborhood starting at approximately 11:00 AM. 
  3. Concessions and Knight Shop will be open at 11:15 AM.
  4. Cheer on our students as they compete in the Annual Powder-Puff Football game and Tug O' War beginning at 12:00 Noon.
  5. Relax and cool off in the Alumnae Festhaus tent as you enjoy the company of your classmates over a cold beverage and delicious food.
  6. Showcase your skill by signing up for our 2nd Annual Corn Hole Tournament (Sponsored by the Alumnae Association.)  

All proceeds to benefit the Alumnae Legacy Scholarship.  
* Tournament Style:  Blind Draw | Teams of Two
*  Winners and Losers Bracket
* Time:  Approximately 1:00 - 4:00PM
* All games will be every/all ponts count, except for final games
* Number of Teams will be limited
* Cost: $40 per team (includes 2 free beverages for each team  

The Homecoming Committee is still in need of convertibles or open top jeeps to ferry our Homecoming Court and the 1969 Golden Girl Class in our Homecoming Parade on Sunday September 15th

If you are able to volunteer your time and automobile for our parade, please contact Kathy Costello Bannes '79 at kbannes@iwacademy.org or 314-725-5850 ext. 1183.

Alumnae Association Festhaus Tent

We need your help September 15th!  Please consider signing up for a shift bartending in the Festhaus tent.  You do not need to be a member of the Alumnae Board.
Any alumna over the age of 21 is welcome to come join us for a bit of fun and reminscing at Homecoming.  C ome take a break from the sun and hang out in the Festhaus tent.  The Alumnae Festhaus Tent will open at approximately 11:30 AM.
Volunteer time slots are as follows:
                                Festhaus Set-Up:  9:00 -11:00 am
                                Bartending:  11:00 am-1:00 pm & 1:00-3:00 pm

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Costello Bannes '79 at kbannes@iwacademy.org or 314-725-5850 ext. 1183.

Below is a listing of the classes who are in the process of planning 
their reunions.
Class of 1959
September 28th |  Contact Carol Meyer LeBegue at clebegue@att.net
Link to Registration: 
Class of 1964
September 24th | Contact Ann Harding Beckring at ahbeckring@gmail.com
Golden Girl Class of 1969
September 15th | Contact Sharon Pemburton at sapstl@sbcglobal.net
Class of 1979
September 21st | Contact Kathy Bannes at kbannes@iwacademy.org
Link to Registration:  tinyurl.com/iwa1979reunion

If you are a member of one of these classes and would like to learn more about your reunion, please contact the individuals listed above.

If you have any questions or would like to begin the process or planning your class reunion, please contact Kathy Costello Bannes '79 at kbannes@iwacademy.org

The Incarnate Word Academy Hall of Fame was estabalished to honor, preserve and perpetuate the names and accomplishments of some special members of our community. The event recognizes the "best of IWA's best" in all areas of achievement and provides a forum in which the school's mission and values are publicly underscored and validated.

Introducing the 2019 Hall of Fame Class:

Felicia Chester-Wooton '06  |  Red Knight Distinguished Alumna
Colleen Cunningham '03  |  Government
Cay Fogerty Doerrer '55  |  Medical and Health Care Leadership
Terri Kissling Durand '71  |  Business
Christie Huck '94  |  Education
Ali Frede Rankey '95  |  Spirit of Courage and Perserverance
Jamie Farrell Salfity '06  |  Red Knight Great
Phyllis Abel Timmermann '74  |  Red Knight Champion
Volleyball  |  1983 and 1984 Championship Teams

Congratulations to these Women of the Word!

You are cordially invited to attend
Incarnate Word Academy's 
9th Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and
Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the founding of 
the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.

Saturday, the Twelfth of October
Two Thousand and Nineteen
Incarnate Word Academy Theater

Induction Ceremony - 5:30PM
Reception immediately following
Cocktails & Heavy Hors d'oeuvres

$50.00 per person

RSVP on or before Friday, September 27, 2019
Questions? Please contact Kathy Costello Bannes '79 at 
314-725-5850 ext. 1183 or kbannes@iwacademy.org
Attention Class of 2019
2018-19 Yearbooks are available!
Yearbooks will be available at Homecoming on September 15th.  
If you purchased your yearbook last year, please stop by the Festhaus tent  and begin reminscing.   Yearbooks can also be picked up in the IWA General Office at any time after September 15.

Note: Stay tuned for an additional  opportunity in mid-December (tentatively scheduled for Thursday, December 19th,) to pick up your yearbook. 
Mr. Villmer, the Yearbook Staff and the Alumnae Office are working on the details for this gathering.
Jumper Jamboree Happy Hour
We had a wonderful time celebrating the Classes of 2014 and 2007 last week. They visited campus for a Happy Hour which honored their successes in the 2019 Jumper Jamboree Giving Challenge. They reminisced with friends and received a sneak peek at the new STEM Lab. Thank you, again, to all of our young alumnae who participated in the 2019 Jumper Jamboree. We are already looking forward to the excitement of the 2020 Jumper Jamboree!


When:                    Saturday, November 9, 2019
Where:                   Incarnate Word Academy
                               2788 Normandy Drive
                               Bel Nor, MO 63121 

Registration Fees:  
Adult Runner: $30
Student Runner (High School and Younger): $20
Virtual Runner:  (Can't make the race, but want to support?) $32                 
  9:00 AM - Registration and T-Shirt pick-up
  9:45 AM - 5 K Kick Off
10:00 AM - 5 K Start
11:00 AM - Little Turkey Wobble

Race Shirts:
Runners must register by midnight, Monday, September 28th to be guaranteed a race shirt with registration. Adult and children sizes available.

Are you interested in promoting your business?  Supporting IWA? Or want to help fund the Visual Arts Scholarship? Consider sponsoring this years IWA Turkey Trot | A Run in Remembrance.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Costello Bannes '79 at kbannes@iwacademy.org 
or call 314-725-5850 ext. 1183.
Where are they now?
In a few years, they'll be the brilliant minds and passionate personalities that light up the Incarnate Word Academy campus... but right now they are grade school students. If you would like to introduce us to a Future Red Knight, regardless of her grade in school, click on the button below and we will take it from there!

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