Clubs

CLUB ACTIVITIES

Over 90% of Incarnate Word Academy's student body is involved in at least one extra-curricular activity.

 IWA’s clubs and organizations provide our students with outlets to express their individuality and share their interests with others. Each club meets often and participates in group discussions, field trips, and special events. At the beginning of each year, students can sign-up for clubs during the Club Expo.  During the Club Expo, each club is represented by current club members and students are able to learn more about each organization.

The following clubs are available at Incarnate Word Academy.

Anime Club
Students in the Anime Club learn about the Japanese culture while learning about the Japanese language, popular customs and traditions and exploring different genres of anime.
Moderator:  Mrs. Mary Mifflin

Art Interns
Senior Art Interns is an organization of senior students who are interested in art. The Senior Art Interns design and paint projects to enhance the IWA campus. They participate in IWA Mission Week, assist with the Fine Arts Week Festival, and volunteer for art service projects in the community. The Senior Art Interns help set up the winter and spring art shows, and many of them present a culmination of their high school art work in a Senior Showcase. 
Moderator:  Mr. Bob Sullivan

Diversity Club
The Diversity Club promotes dignity, acceptance and respect at IWA and in the larger community.  This club welcomes and educates students who are interested in learning about diversity by  celebrating and embracing the similarities and differences of all students.  
Moderators:  Ms. Karen Banks and Sr. Eileen O’Keeffe, CCVI

Fellowship of Christian Athletes
An international Christian sports ministry to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. 

Moderator: Mrs. Caitlyn McIntire

French Club
The mission of French Club is to immerse ourselves in French culture through various fun and educational activities.  We promote French culture and language in theIWA community.  We strive to better ourselves in our understanding of the French and Francophone cultures, people and language.  

Moderator:   Mrs.Ann Sophie Blank

Girls in Faith Together (G.I.F.T.)
The mission of G.I.F.T. club is to create opportunities for all students to connect in prayer.  This group is dedicated towards growing together as sisters in Christ, in prayer, and as "Women of the Word” by bonding through all grade levels.

Moderator:  Ms. Geri Pitti

Harry Potter Club
The mission of the Harry Potter Club is to promote the positive themes reflected throughout the Harry Potter series, including the importance of friendship, the belief in good prevailing over evil, and the idea that love can conquer all.  
Moderator:  Mr. Michael Schonhoff

In Depth Club
This club is made up of a group of students who love literature and are willing to read classic works and discuss them in a group setting.
Moderator: Mrs. Katee Albertson

Knitting Club
The mission of the Knitting Club is to teach students the skills of knitting in a reassuring environment while encouraging them to share this newly-found talent. Over the course of the year, girls will be assigned different knitting projects to be completed for a certain organization, cause, or foundation in hopes their donation will positively impact our world.
Moderator: Mrs. Emma Goldberg

Model United Nations Club
The mission of Model UN is to allow students to come together and simulate the activities of the real United Nations. As delegates, students will represent the interests of a country, write a resolution based on one of the session topics, and act as ambassadors for her country at a session that involves a number of other St. Louis area schools. Incarnate Word Academy is a part of the St. Louis Area Model United Nations (SLAMUN) which is one of the largest and oldest Model United Nations sessions in the Midwest run by high school students.
Moderator: Claire LaMarche

Philanthropy Club
The mission of the Philanthropy club is to bring awareness to the world that we live in and the people around us, we hope to create a change in our hearts and minds to benefit the human good and cherish human dignity. Members organize and participate in different events to raise money for different organizations in the St. Louis Community.  
Moderator:  Mrs. Michelle Stokes

Photography Club
The Photography Club exists for two reasons:  first, to be the primary group of non-yearbook students who are responsible for taking photos that will be used by the school yearbook, and second, to enable club members to improve their creative photography range through learning more about camera functions and options and experimenting with photography principles and techniques.  
Moderator:  Mr. Bryan Villmer

Respect for Life Club
The Respect for Life Club consists of a group of students who wish to educate, update and challenge the IWA community to dedicate themselves to respect life from the womb to the tomb.  Students stand up and witness for the dignity of the unborn, mentally and physically challenged, elderly, persons on the fringe of society.  Respect for Life Club proclaims the Gospel of Life through actively participating in the Life Chain and the Pro Life March in Washington, DC and a variety of monthly activities to be active participants in the cause of Life.
Moderator:  Ms. Geri Pitti

Science Club
The mission of the IWA Science club is to recruit, support, nurture, and promote students with an interest in the sciences for personal reasons, academic preparation, the betterment of society, and career opportunities by providing guidance, resources, and activities to meet these goals.

Moderator:  Mr. John Gundy 

Spanish Club
The mission of the Spanish Club is to  provide opportunities for students studying Spanish to gather to enhance their cultural awareness and knowledge of Spanish-speaking countries.
Moderator:  Ms. Gray & Ms. Zavala

Thespian Club
Thespians is an honorary drama organization for high school theater students. The mission of the Thespian Club is to honor student excellence in the theater arts.
Moderator: Mrs. Julie Lanier

Ultimate Frisbee Club
Ultimate Frisbee Club is a great way to meet new people and get some exercise during the school day.  Our club develops our understanding of the sport of Ultimate Frisbee and works on improving our skills of throwing and strategy.  We also have a lot of fun in the process!  
Moderator: Mr. Bryan Villmer

Warm Fuzzy Club
To spread encouragement, support or thanks to one another, students, faculty and staff send warm  fuzzy notes which has been a long-standing tradition at IWA.  The mission of the Warm Fuzzy Club is to spread appreciation and thankfulness throughout the IWA community.  The goal of the club is to ensure each person of the IWA community receives a warm fuzzy note by the end of the school year.
Moderator:  Mr. Bryan Villmer

World Religions Club
The mission of the World Religions is to learn more about the Old Testament, to learn more about other faiths and to promote tolerance and appreciation for other religious traditions.
Moderator: Mrs. Caitlyn McIntire