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About the IWHS Parent Teacher Organization

            Incarnate Word High School PTO is a group of 20 active, dedicated parents supported by the Principal TBA, Faculty Representative TBA, and Samantha Ramos of UIW Business Office.  Serving as an executive board member or committee chair sets an example of service and leadership for our daughters, builds lasting friendships, and promotes the mission of Incarnate Word High School.  We depend on all parent volunteers to organize and execute the many traditions and special events for administration, faculty, staff and students. 
            Your ideas and enthusiasm for the Shamrock community are always welcome.  Research states there is a direct correlation between young adults’ academic success and parent involvement.  Your daughter’s high school years are a precious and short time in her life.  PTO encourages you to become a special part of the memories she is making.

Our Goals for 2018-2019               
  • To promote the mission that the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word began 137 years ago both within our school and to potential families choosing a Catholic High School for their daughter(s).

  • To promote giving back to local causes through our time and talents. Through volunteering we create a community/family that is stronger and accomplishes great things together and leads by example. Mother Teresa: “I can do things You cannot, You can do things I cannot, Together We can do GREAT things.”

  • To promote College preparedness through programs aimed at establishing relationships with Regional Admissions Officers and local Alumni Clubs, as well as offering  guidance in the financial aid and scholarship process and providing scholarships to graduating seniors entering college.

  • To continue the updates of the campus through various projects.

2018-2019 PTO Board Executive Officers

President Marisol Garcia-Hodge '89
Past President Maria Resendiz
Vice President Mariela Flores Lopez '89
Recording Secretary Jeanine Talley
Treasurer Rachel Pedraza
Faculty Representative  

Meeting Times

The PTO meets monthly, typically on the second Monday of each month, at 6 p.m. in the faculty lounge or the cafeteria loft. Please check our website regularly for updates and new information.


Committee chairs welcome the time, talent and treasure made available by parent volunteers. To volunteer, please fill out the PTO Volunteer Form, print it and turn it in to the front office. If you already completed the form, the committee chairs will be contacting you regarding your particular event.  If you need more information about specific events or have other questions, you can contact PTO President Marisol Garcia-Hodge '89 or Vice-President Mariela Flores Lopez '89.

Standing Officers and Committee Chairs & Co-Chairs

Campus Beautification  
Father-Daughter Banquet Rico Martinez, Jesse Perez
Mother-Daughter Luncheon Beth Cristadora
Shamrock Network Desiree Castillo '91, Elda Peters, Lorena Conteras '90, Brandi Meyer '97
Student Spirit Activities Donna Schumeckle, Karen Libby, Corina Aschbacher
Spirit Shop Deanna Collier
Teacher Appreciation Patsy Anderson '84, Anna Ruiz, Elizabeth Meeks
Volunteer Coordinator  
Word Day Monica Trollinger


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