• Ravenclaw Newsletter - June 2020
  • Welcome to the June Ravenclaw Newsletter!

    Ravenclaw News

    Hello Everyone! I hope everyone is doing well. At the time of writing, we are currently in second place for the House Cup, and we have 37,292 House Points. It is almost the end of term, don't forget to send in your assignments by June 15, to earn more house points. Everyone has been doing great, and we still have a chance of winning the house cup.

    Thank you to Kendra Givens, for the "MAYhem in Ravenclaw" activity, I hope everyone had fun decoding Kendra's messages from Kyrie.

    There is the "Piecing Together Summer" event, happening now at the Roost. You can complete 4 Jigsaw puzzles each week to win 10 beans each, you can also guess the theme of the puzzles each week to earn additional beans.

    This year's Quidditch season is over and RQT has had a great showing this year, they are in second place in the standings. Great job, everyone.

    The deadline for the last issue of Alte for the school year was May 31. The June Alte issue, should be published later this month. The theme is Sun and Stars.

    Check out June's monthly theme song at the E=MC Hammer Forum.

    Is debating something that interests you? If so, check out the Debate Club.

    HOL News

    The Spring term ends June 30, and assignments are due by June 15.

    The Quidditch season has ended with Slytherin in the lead, followed by Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Gryffindor. Congratulations, to everyone on a great season.

    Due to changes being made to Quidditch, there isn't going to be an Official Summer Quidditch League this year, or an Official Quidditch season during the next school year, you can read more about this here.

    In the Library department there are four current projects: Leaving Hogwarts, How inventive, Small Talk, and It's a Secret. Submissions are open for Leaving Hogwarts and How Inventive until June 14th. Voting ends for Small Talk and It's a Secret on June 14th. Be sure to check them out, if writing isn't something you enjoy, there are plenty of submissions for you to read and vote on.

    In the Art department there are two current projects: Lost and Found, Congratulatory Banners, Yearly Gains and Refurbished Trunks. Submissions are open for Lost and Found and Congratulatory Banners until June 14th. Voting ends on June 14th for Yearly Gains and Refurbished Trunks. If you want to show your artistic side, be sure to check out the Art department.

    If you want to earn some extra beans, the Book Club hosts a Book Teaser every month with activities to complete related to the book in the discussion.

    Check out HOLLERS for puzzle challenges and creative activities.

    The Serpentimes and the Pawprint are still accepting submissions. Serpentimes submissions are due by June 15th, theme 'imagination' Pawprint submissions are due by June 21st, theme 'something sweet'

    An underwater earthquake has damaged the Slytherin common room, and the Emerald Cup has floated away, along with the rest of the furnishings, help Emily Spencer in the search for the Emerald Cup.

    You can go Questing in Gryffindor at Quest 16: June.

    Go to Hufflepuff and take part in the DoHGaS challenges, if you are looking for a challenging game play or puzzle to do.

    *Edited to add in information about the Quidditch Summer League and the 20/21 year Quidditch league.*
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  • Ravenclaw Newsletter - May 2020
  • Ravenclaw News

    Hi everyone. I hope you are all having a great term so far. We are currently in second place for the house cup, but only behind Slytherin by about a thousand. We can still catch up to those snakes.

    Thank you Gail Allen and Avalon Rosenberg for the Exploring the Garden activity. I hope everyone had a great time exploring the gardens of Hogwarts and found their way back to the castle safely.

    Don’t forget to check out the new activity in Ravenclaw called “MAYhem in Ravenclaw” run by Kendra Givens.

    Do you have a song to add for the monthly theme song for May? Check out the E=MC Hammer Forum and post those songs. The topic for this month is Space.

    Ready your brooms (and trivia knowledge), Ravenclaw Quiddich Team. The next Quidditch game is scheduled for next Saturday, May 9. Come watch and cheer Ravenclaw on as they take on Slytherin. It’s sure to be a great game. If you are interested in joining the Ravenclaw Quidditch Team, please contact Prof. Arielle Lemoyne or Maxim Trevelyan.

    The deadline for the last Ravenclaw Newspaper of the school year is May 31 so get those submissions in.

    HOL NEWS

    The Art Department and Library Department has new projects, they’re all due May 31. Head on over for more information.

    The Book Club has some exciting book teasers for May.

    Do you like celebrations and holidays? Hufflepuff is having what looks to be a fun way to celebrate holidays. Go here: http://thebadgersett.us/forum/index.php?/forum/113-may-%E2%80%93-together-in-celebration/ to find out more and participate.

    For the month of May, come join us to become Jedi Knights. That’s right, a Jedi Apprentice Training is coming to Hogwarts. It is being run by Gail Allen and myself. You can find all the information you need here: https://hol.org.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=578

    HOLLERS has a couple new puzzle challenges for May. If you want to see what challenges await you, go here: https://hol.org.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=405
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  • Ravenclaw Newsletter - April 2020
  • Welcome to the (very delayed, I apologize) April Ravenclaw Newsletter!!

    Ravenclaw News

    As I write this, we’re at 37,381 points, which is amazing! Only problem with that number is that it leaves us behind Slytherin by 138 points. We still have time, but let’s make sure we’re getting those assignments sent in so we can keep the cup in Kyrie’s office!!

    Shout out to Mia Fountain and Torii Taylor for running an awesome activity for the month of March and being promoted to Reserve Prefects! We’re so excited to have you on the team!

    If you haven’t already, you should check out Ravenclaw’s April activity - Exploring the Gardens - led by the one and only Gail Allen and our Prefect in Training, Avalon Rosenberg. There’s something there for everyone, don’t miss out on the fun!

    Do you have any songs going through your head that others might cringe about? You should share your guilty pleasure songs in the April Monthly Theme Song section of E=MC Hammer. I posted some Backstreet Boys, so don’t be ashamed to share anything after that!

    Congratulations to the Ravenclaw Quidditch Team on their 480-130 victory over Gryffindor at the end of March! Their next game is on March 9th versus Slytherin. Come cheer them on! Interested in trying out for the team? Contact Prof. Arielle Lemoyne and/or Maxim Trevelyan for more information.

    HOL News

    Quidditch is happening TODAY, April 18th, at 9PM HOL Time. Come cheer on Hufflepuff and Gryffindor as they face off! To watch and cheer, jump into the chatroom and join the channel #grandstand. Don’t forget to post your guesses in Unfogging the Quidditch Pitch before the game!

    HOLLERs has some fun puzzles and creative opportunities available to you. Ever heard of a Gokigen before? Head over to the HOLLERs forum to give it a try! While you’re in the HOL forum, don’t forget to add your literary contributions to Book Club and participate in some of the other general discussions going on.

    The Art Department is looking for images of your favorite board games and your awesome wands. The Library Department is looking for submissions for ‘Just A Dream’ and ‘Enchanting Explanations’. Check out those department pages for more details!

    Feeling like escaping to the outdoors? Head over to Gryffindor for an outdoorsy experience with Gone Camping. Then check out Peeve’s Place to help us count to 10,000 and engage in other random fun.

    Slytherin is starting a Bingo activity this weekend! Email magicbingogame@gmail.com to get a Bingo card. Don’t forget to check out what puzzles they have in the Puzzle Exchange and the retro highlights of Arcade Club!

    Hufflepuff has brought back their Mandala Magic activity this month to give us all an opportunity for some fun and relaxation! While you’re there, check out this month’s activities in their Department of Hufflepuff Games and Sports!
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  • Ravenclaw Newsletter - March 2020
  • Get your proud on Eagles – it’s Ravenclaw Pride Month! :D

    Ravenclaw News

    Many thanks to Prof. Ryan Granger, a fabulous DHoH, for running Quaffle Toss in February. The Quaffle Tossing Champion threw the Quaffle the furthest, based on strategizing the throw and wind factor. A good time was had by all.

    OK Eagles, you’re in for a treat! In honor of Ravenclaw Pride Month, our fabulous PiTs, Mia Fountain and Torii Taylor will be hosting an incredible activity called The Library. Each week there will be a writing and an art prompt, three puzzles, four riddles, and a new list of penpal questions to ask your partner! You must sign up to be a penpal, otherwise no signup is required. All puzzles, riddles, and prompts will be due 31 March. You can earn activity points and even some awards so what are you waiting for?

    The ballot has been posted so don't forget to vote for The Eagles 2020!

    Thankfully, DHM Kyrie Adderholt, our indefatigable HoH will be returning to a more active role after overcoming some RL health issues. It’s no secret that Slytherin definitely has its sights on winning the House Cup this year and they have currently inched into first place. To avoid some tough love, please take advantage of as many Points opportunities as possible to ensure it remains on Kyrie’s shelf - we don’t want anyone to find out she has a permanent sticking charm on it! :D

    After a temporary absence, we’re also thrilled to welcome back to staff our beloved professors Gus Flores and Arielle Lemoyne - you have been sorely missed!

    Attention Eaglets and Eagles! Do you know your way around the Roost and HOL in general? If you’re interested in participating in the Adopt-An-Eaglet program, read all about it by clicking here..

    Our unique newspaper, the Alte Sententiam, is always looking for talented writers, artists, and puzzle-makers. If you’re thinking you might want to contribute, check out FAQ by clicking here.. Our nextt issue should be published some time in April and the issue theme is Colour.

    And don't forget to check out E=MC Hammer and the Debate Club - there's always something interesting going on!

    GO RQT!!! Come watch in #quidditch or cheer in #grandstand when Ravenclaw vs Gryffindor on Saturday 14 March at 9 PM HOL time

    HOL News

    To check out the Art Department click here and to check out the Library Department click here. There’s always a project to create, or projects to be reviewed, and of course, points to be earned!

    You have until Sunday 15th March to submit to SerpenTimes and there are lots of points to be won! To learn how, click here.

    Don't forget to check out HOLLERS here. There are always puzzle Challenges, Creative Outlet projects, and Writing Under Constraint challenges just waiting for you to complete! There’s no sign-up required and you can work at your own pace.

    Most classes are still open for sign-ups, so if you haven’t registered yet, check out the class list. Make sure you read the course outline before you sign up and don’t forget, you can sign up for a maximum of five classes. There's no better way to earn lots of points!
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  • Ravenclaw Newsletter - February 2020
  • Welcome back!

    It's such a pleasure to see you all again after the winter break.
    As always the start of a new term is an exciting time and I hope you're all enjoying it as much as I am!

    Ravenclaw News

    Quaffle Toss
    Prof. Ryan is officiating the Roost Activity this month, giving us all the chance to show how far we can toss a quaffle. I encourage everyone to go and try their hand at it here.

    RQT played two matches in January, winning against both Hufflepuff and Gryffindor. So give a huge hand to them! And while you're at it, maybe you consider joining yourself? Speak to Prof. Arielle Lemoyne or Maxim Trevelyan if you're intersted and they will surely help you on your way!

    E=MC HAMMER
    This Month's Theme Songs will all be a bit nostalgic. After all, the beginning of a new decade is an exciting time, but also a time to look back on the past and this year we will be looking back to the songs that came out ten years ago. Why not go there and share a few of your favourites?


    HOL News

    Of course we all have to sign up for classes, and wow are there a lot of awesome ones to choose from whether you prefer canon Harry Potter classes or would rather learn about something else, there will surely be something of interest to you.
    Go here to check out which ones you want to join.

    The Library Department has two projects for you to enjoy.
    You can write an inspirational speech – maybe it'll even inspire some of your fellow students? Or you can write out what you think would have happened if a character of the Harry Potter books had made a different choice at some point of their lives. Did I mention both of these offer points for doing them?
    Go here to find out more

    Likewise the Art Department also has two projects for you to participate in, either showing your favourite object or showing the animals from a magical Zoo. And like above, these are also worth points.
    Go here to check it out

    The Book Club is focusing on Discworld by Sir Terry Pratchett this month.
    Go to the disc atop a flying turtle to learn more

    Gryffindor has been invaded by Nifflers and would very much like the help of all of HOL to get their rubies back.
    Head on over to their common room to help them.

    SerpenTimes is taking submissions again. This time the theme is Focus and the deadline is the 15th of March. Go here to find out how to submit.
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  • Ravenclaw Newsletter - January 2020
  • Happy New Year everyone! Here's to making 2020 yet another amazing, productive, and Ravenclaw-rific year!

    Ravenclaw News:

    House Cup Race - We're back in the lead! (At the time of posting this at least we are.) Let's keep it that way! The end of the term is upon us which means there's plenty of opportunities to earn lots of points. Be sure to turn in all your last minute assignments so you can earn your quills.

    Alte - Have you read the latest edition of the Alte? You better check it out! It's full of great articles, reviews, puzzles and more. It's also a great way to earn some extra points year round. (Hint hint wink wink)

    E=MC Hammer - There isn't an activity for this month, but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop. Check out the E=MC Hammer forum today to see what new activity is happening there. It's always fun to interact with your fellow eagles and learn more about each other and today's pop culture.

    RQT - Our amazing quidditch team returns to action on January 26th! Be sure to support them as they take on Hufflepuff. Want to join RQT? Learn more about it here! They are always looking for new faces to help them fight to take home the cup.

    HOL News:

    IT'S THE END OF THE TERM - RED ALERT! RED ALERT! The end is nigh! ...The end of the term that is. If you didn't read it above, FINISH YOUR HOMEWORK. Teachers, be sure to submit points and award quills! There's lots to do and time is running out.

    Class Applications - Have you always wanted to teach a class at HOL? Here's your chance! Class applications close on January 20th, so get them in while you can!

    Have a great end of the term and we look forward to another fantastic year ahead!

    Do you have any suggestions for 2020? Let us know! Send me a Roost message about things you'd like to see!
  • Posted by Prof. Ryan Granger in Uncategorized on Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:31 pm | No comments · Add comment

  • Ravenclaw Newsletter - December 2019
  • December is here! The final month of the year and at least for me, the time where I start to think about the end of the term drawing ever nearer and the need to start working to finish any things I might have been neglecting until now.
    It is however also a time for celebrations, merry-making and fun.
    Hopefully you will all find time for both.
    Certainly at HOL there is a lot going on this December and I am here to tell you all about it!

    Ravenclaw News

    Hopefully you have not encountered and of the fiendish snowmen of the Sinister Order of Snowmen who are terrorizing the world around this time, but if you have, or if you simply want to help put an end to their tyrrany, then you should join us in trying to expose them here.

    The deadline for submitting to Alte has just passed, so we will soon be seeing a new issue for you all to enjoy this December, so keep your eyes open for that!

    As always, anyone who is interested in playing Quidditch themselves should absolutely try it! It's easy and all you need to do is go on IRC and use one of the bots there to practice. Maxim Trevelyan and Arielle Lemoyne will also always be happy to help you with any questions you might have. Simply contact them and they'll help you onwards.

    HOL News

    Like last year, there is a Secret Elf Present Exchange this year. You will have until the 9th of December to sign up, so hurry and get those wishlists in! It is a great chance to make a fellow HOLer a small gift, get something in return yourself, AND earn 30 house points on top of that!

    Another option for earning a some points is submitting to the Gryffindor or Slytherin newspaper. The Pawprint deadline is on the 22th of December, while SerpenTimes has their deadline on the 15th of January.

    The Art Department and Library Department also have new projects for December, letting you show your appreciation for the House Elves in the Art Department, or sharing a unique food-related tradition or a story of some extraordinary weather in the Library Department. These too will earn you points, so it really helps us in the race for the house cup to do these!

    Like Ravenclaw, the other houses all each have a December activity. Slytherin is preparing for their Silver Snake Exchange, so keep your eyes open for that. Gryffindor is taking a sweet adventure to the famous Chocolate Factory, and Hufflepuff have a Hogwarts Christmas Celebration. All of which are open to all of HOL.

    If you love reading, you might enjoy the Winter Reading Challenge. It runs between the 9th of December and the 26th of January.
  • Posted by Gail Allen in Uncategorized on Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:44 am | No comments · Add comment

  • Ravenclaw Newsletter - November 2019
  • Welcome to November Eagles and Eaglets!

    Ravenclaw News

    If you are a new Ravenclaw (or a returning Ravenclaw) and need help finding your way around HOL and the common rooms or if you just need a friend then head over to Ravenclaw Orientation and let another Eagle adopt you. Click here for more information.

    The first Ravenclaw Quidditch game of the season is coming up on November 16 against Slytherin. Let’s show them what we’re made of. If you aren’t on the team, but want to be, contact our brilliant team captains Maxim Trevelyan, Prof. Limine Snidget, and Arielle Lemoyne. Otherwise, come and watch us beat those snakes. It’s going to be an exciting game!!!

    The deadline for the December issue of Ravenclaw’s newspaper, the Alte, is November 30.

    Check out the Debate club and take part in some awesome debates. Click here to see what debates you can give your opinions on.

    The E=MC Hammer also has interesting things going on. Come and see by clicking here

    HOL News

    There are projects going on right now in the Art and Library Departments. If you like to write or be creative and earn points along the way, then make your way over and check them out. The deadlines for the art projects are November 9, so you better hurry up. Apparate over with this: Art and Library

    The next Quidditch Pickups are on Sunday, November 17. You don’t need to know how to play Quidditch to attend. Just come, have fun, and learn some new games. You can find all the information about the Quidditch Pick ups and the games over here.

    There is always something fun going on in HOLLERS. Click here and see what challenges await for November. There is something for everyone.

    If you want to earn some extra points, a great way is by submitting to any of the house newspapers. The deadline for Slytherin’s newspaper, the Serpentimes, isn’t until January. Keep an eye on the other houses for submission deadlines.

    I think that’s about it for this month. Hope you all have a great November.
  • Posted by Alexander Brighton in Uncategorized on Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:19 am | No comments · Add comment

  • Ravenclaw Newsletter - October 2019
  • Welcome everyone! The first official month of the 2019-2020 HOL school year is over. I hope you all enjoyed the activities and signed up for your classes. There's more to come though!

    Ravenclaw - Over here in the Roost, we have many activities to choose from.
    The monthly activity for October, Spooksmania, is being hosted by Alexander Brighton. It's all about Halloween!
    Share your spooky songs with us in E=MC Hammer!
    Let us know your thoughts on Traditional versus Online Education in the Debate Club.

    HOL - Unfortunately, as the website is currently down I am unable to point out any current Library or Art Department prompts. I will update this once the website is up again!
    But as for the HOL forum, the Quidditch Schedule for the year has been posted! Go see when you can cheer on your house team (or compete if you are a player).
    HOLLERs also has their monthly challenges up for October, they seem interesting! But beware of the Nonogram.. Also feel free to check out their Creative Outlet section!

    Gryffindor - As we wander into the Den, we can see the lions setting up Gryfftoberfest! What a lovely celebration of house pride and everything Gryffindor.

    Hufflepuff - the Badger's well-known DoHGaS has their October challenges up and running, see if you can earn some diamonds!

    Slytherin - It does not appear that the Dungeons has an activity running this month (at least, to us non-Snakes). However, the deadline for the next SerpenTimes article is in two weeks! Submit to them and you can earn points for Ravenclaw.

    Enjoy the lovely month of October, everyone!
  • Posted by Astor Arensin in Uncategorized on Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:24 am | No comments · Add comment

  • Ravenclaw Newsletter - September 2019
  • Welcome Back, Eagles!

    I just want to extend a warm welcome to our new and returning Eagles – it’s a great time to be a Ravenclaw attending HOL. The House Cup is secure in Kyrie’s office, won with 49,367 House Points! And congratulations to our own Maxim Trevelyan for being the top points earner last year, managing to accumulate an awesome 5,631 House Points!


    Ravenclaw News

    Many thanks to Gail Allen and Kendra Givens for running a friendly tournament of the popular board game Guess Who? over the summer. The top three winners were Astor Arensin, Iverian Gnash, and Alexander Brighton. This activity was open to all houses and was well received by all!

    Please join Rave’s exclusive activity for September, Rowena’s Feud. Every day I will post a fill-in-the-blank question with the first letter of the top seven answers. Your job is to guess how the 100 Americans surveyed filled in the blanks. You will earn one activity point for each day you attempt to answer the question and beans for each correct answer. There is no sign-up and no penalty for an incorrect answer. The winning nest earns bragging rights and gets to keep Rowena’s Diadem on a shelf in their nest. So what are you waiting for?

    It should come as no surprise that two of our most awesome and hardworking Eagles have just been promoted. Known to most as the inseparable “twinsies”, they are now going their separate ways; Kendra Givens is Ravenclaw’s new Head Prefect and Gail Allen is HOL’s new Head Student!!! CONGRATULATIONS and our very best wishes to you both!

    And CONGRATS to our two newest reserve prefects: Astor Arensin and Odessa Love! We’re all looking forward to working with you!

    Attention Eaglets and Eagles! Do you know your way around the Roost and HOL in general? If you’re interested in participating in the Adopt-An-Eaglet program, read all about it by clicking here..

    Our unique newspaper, the Alte Sententiam, is always looking for talented writers, artists, and puzzle-makers. If you’re thinking you might want to contribute, check out FAQ by clicking here.. Our first issue should be published some time in October and the issue theme is Spooky.

    And don't forget to check out E=MC Hammer and the Debate Club - there's always something interesting going on!

    GO RQT!!! The HOL Quidditch season doesn’t start until November but current co-captains Maxim Trevelyan, Prof. Limine Snidget and Arielle Lemoyne are always scouting for new talent so don’t be afraid to contact them if you are interested in joining our Quidditch Team.


    HOL News

    The Castle Renovation (HOL 5.0) has been proceeding quickly and one new feature they have been working on is Pets. The team is interested in knowing which pets you'd like to see included as well as how you'd like to be able to interact with them. Please help by answering a survey which can be accessed here.

    To check out the Art Department click here and to check out the Library Department click here. There’s always a project to create, or projects to be reviewed, and of course, points to be earned!

    As always, points opportunities will be posted in the Rave War Room so check back often. The current HOL-wide activity is Welcome Month, which officially began on Monday 2 September and will end Monday 30 September. A total of 60 points can be earned! To learn more, click here.

    You have until Tuesday 15th October to submit to SerpenTimes and there are lots of points to be won! To learn how, click here.

    Don't forget to check out HOLLERS here. There are always puzzle Challenges, Creative Outlet projects, and Writing Under Constraint challenges just waiting for you to complete! There’s no sign-up required and you can work at your own pace.

    The class list has been posted here and there are some old favorites in addition to some exciting new subjects. Make sure you read the course outline before you sign up for the class. Don’t forget, you can sign up for a maximum of five classes.

    Most important, enjoy yourselves and have a great year! :D
  • Posted by Polaris Black in Uncategorized on Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:32 am | No comments · Add comment