• Ravenclaw Newsletter April 2018
  • Happy April, Eagles! (Second best month of the year…)

    Ravenclaw News

    With the RPM excitement winding down (thanks for keeping us busy, Polaris!), we still have something to celebrate…new reserve prefects Vanessa Tilley, Shadow Gaunt, and Alexander Brighton. If you haven’t done so yet, be sure to congratulate them on their hard work through PiT!

    As their final PiT project, they are running the HOL-wide event Prank Wars through the month of April. Grab a partner and head to the sign-up thread by April 14th to participate in the craziness! Click HERE to be taken to the event.

    RQT’s game vs. GQT that was originally scheduled for April 21st has been rescheduled, so stayed tuned for the date of the game!

    We have a LOT of new eaglets that have joined HOL in the past month or so. If you happen to see one of them, make sure to say hello! New Eaglets, please feel free to check out the orientation forum for more information on HOL and Ravenclaw! Welcome!

    Anddd as always, keep up earning those house points! We’re doing really well!

    HOL News

    Book Club: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead is this month’s choice for book of the month. A link to the discussion schedule can be found on the main HOL blog if you’re interested in following along and discussing with others.

    HOLLERs: There are some cryptograms and a 2048 to earn you some Hoots in HOLLERs this month.

    Quidditch: The next date for quidditch pickups is April 11th at 3:30AM HOL time. The next official game is Slytherin vs. Hufflepuff on April 14th at 9PM HOL time.

    Gryffindor: Are you ready for an adventure? Check out Gryffindor’s activity “Gone Questing” for a new adventure each month. April’s quest has us in an eerie volcanic setting. Click HERE to start your adventure.

    Hufflepuff: The Department of Hufflepuff Games and Sports has a jigsaw, nonogram, and quotes activity going on. They also have a comical Harry Potter Character Game going on HERE

    Slytherin:: Arianna's scavenger hunt activity has come to its conclusion. Check out Silly Snakes, Gobstones Game Club, and the Puzzle Exchange for some continued entertainment and scales!
  • Posted by Kendra Givens in Uncategorized on Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:07 am | No comments · Add comment

  • Ravenclaw Newsletter March 2018
  • Ravenclaw News

    First and foremost, Happy Ravenclaw Pride Month! And that means an activity about Ravenclaw will be held, so keep your eyes open!

    Even though I didn’t do as much participation as I wanted to, thank you Polaris for running a fun the Harry Potter Book Fortnight activity :)

    RQT is going to have their second match of the term this coming 10th, so go cheer for our fellow eagles! If you are interested in joining, ask Shiloh Adlar or Prof. Arielle Lemoyne for more info.

    On a last note, Alte Sententiam is always looking for submissions and you can earn points for these submissions. This month is April and the deadline is the 31st.

    HOL News

    With the first month gone by, we are still staying strong with the lead. And speaking of points, if you are looking for an opportunity to add more points to your score board, Slytherin is holding their Spring Scavenger Hunt. The hunt will begin on the 5th and will last until the 6th of April.

    If you wish to challenge your mind and earn some beans, HOLLERS has their three monthly puzzles up.
    Fallen Letters: https://forum.hol.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=405&t=30589
    Nonogram: https://forum.hol.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=405&t=30585
    Jigsaw: https://forum.hol.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=405&t=30577

    Have a fantastic March everyone!
  • Posted by Hannah R Thomas in Uncategorized on Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:26 pm | No comments · Add comment

  • Ravenclaw Newsletter February 2018
  • Well, that's a wrap! The fall term of the 2017-2018 school year has ended and Ravenclaw is sitting rather comfortably in first place in the House Points Competition. Fantastic job Eagles!

    HOL News

    House Points are not the only thing Eagles recently excelled in. The HOL-wide competition of Battleship just completed and Alexander Brighton, Austin Ollivander Black, and Resyarrina Elora of HMS Diagon took home first place. Congrats to you three and thank you Prof. Kyrie Adderholt, Astrid Black, and Gail Allen for helping to organize and create puzzles for the great activity! The Ravenclaw Quidditch Team also recently took home a victory in their match against Hufflepuff in January. Keep up that botting!

    Speaking of Quidditch, there are plenty of Quidditch activities to keep you entertained in February! The next quidditch pickup takes place on Thursday February 8th at 3:30 am HOL time. On February 24th RQT will take on the Gryffindor Quidditch Team. Make sure to tune in to #quidditch on IRC at 9 pm HOL time to play and/or cheer RQT on! If that isn't enough quidditch for you, the Winter Snitch Tournament is currently going on. Ravenclaw boasts a large number of participants. Check out the schedule here and cheer on your fellow Eagles (Alexander Brighton, Kendra Givens, Shiloh Adlar, Austin Ollivander Black, and Shadow Gaunt)!

    If you enjoy games, but Quidditch isn't your thing, check out #gamesroom on IRC between 5 and 8 pm HOL time on February 25th for a gathering full of games!

    I don't know where you all live, but there is so much snow lately for me and all it does is make me want to curl up with some hot cocoa and a good book. If you're interested in some literary conversation, the Book Club on HOL is currently in their second week of the Harry Potter Book Festival. House Points are up for grabs so I encourage everyone to participate! Additionally, the Book Club's Monthly Book Discussion is about the book Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. I read the book back in December and thought it was a great read.

    HOLLERS has some fantastic puzzles for February and if you're up for a challenge, check them out!

    Ravenclaw News

    There have been quite a few changes this past month in Ravenclaw! We now have two fantastic prefects, Gail Allen and Kendra Givens! Congratulations to them both! We also said goodbye to Prof. Silmarien Szilagyi as she stepped down from her role as DHoH. Best of luck to her in her career pursuits!

    If you need something to keep you busy and you're ready to get a few things off your chest, during February in the Roost we will all be sharing some confessions.

    Also, everyone please mark February 18th on your calendar. It's the most important day of the year. If you don't know why, I suggest you ask Kyrie. (Actually, I wouldn't let her know you don't know why February 18th is so important. I'd be afraid of her eagle talons!)
  • Posted by Prof. Limine Snidget in Uncategorized on Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:45 am | No comments · Add comment

  • Ravenclaw Newsletter January 2018
  • HAPPY 2018!!!

    Unbelievable - the holidays are officially over and the Fall Term is rapidly coming to a close! But there’s still time to get that backlog of homework submitted so let’s just do it - myself included! :lol:

    As usual, there’s a lot going on and we hope this will prove to be a truly GREAT year for one and all!

    Ravenclaw News

    When Santa forgot about everything, Gail Allen organized the troops to help the elves Save Christmas and thankfully, all was well in the Nick of Time!

    Scarlett Lacarnum is currently hosting Scavenger Scripts, designed to get us back-to-nature! Participate as you can, no sign-ups are required, and all submissions are due Wednesday 31st January.

    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.

    The latest issue of the Alte Sententiam was just delivered as a start-of-year holiday gift! Our unique newspaper 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.

    GO RQT!!! Come watch in #quidditch or cheer in #grandstand when:
    • Slytherin vs Ravenclaw on Sunday 14th January at 9 PM HOL time
    • Ravenclaw vs Hufflepuff on Saturday 20th January at 9 PM HOL time
    Don't forget to check out E=MC Hammer and the Debate Club - there's always something interesting going on!

    HOL News

    After a tightly contested competition, we congratulate our very own Gail Allen, who won the crown and the title Mx HOL! We also congratulate Shiloh Adlar, our new Mx Ravenclaw! And congratulations are also in order for the outstanding submissions we received from fellow Raves Alexander Brighton, Eden Pheniox, Ellie Warhol, Hannah R Thomas, Kendra Givens, Pavel Lagrange, Shadow Gaunt, and Vanessa Tilley. Special thanks to Prof. Gus Flores, aka Judge Nickleby Duckling, who did an awesome job representing our house! Click here for a more balanced report of the results!

    Many thanks to Gail Allen and Shiloh Adlar for running the Secret Elf Gift Exchange! As always, it was a huge success and is fast becoming a HOLiday tradition!!!

    A reminder to those who signed up for Battleship: all ship placements must be posted by Wednesday 10th January in the team forums. Anchors Aweigh!

    And just a nod to our truly amazing HoH, Prof. Kyrie Adderholt, who not only made sure the above events got on the calendar but did an inordinate amount of work behind the scenes to ensure their success. <3

    You have until Monday 15th January to sign up for the 2018 Winter Snitch Tournament. Every level of experience is welcome so if you ever wanted to try your hand at Seeking or Reffing (while earning some Beans), this is your opportunity!

    The first Quidditch match of the New Year is Slytherin vs Gryffindor on Saturday 13th January at 9 PM HOL time. As always, come and watch in #quidditch and cheer in #grandstand.

    And don’t forget about Unfogging the Quidditch Pitch - questions will be posted shortly. For each person who answers the questions, 10 beans will be added to the pot!

    Weekly Pickup Games are open to members of all houses regardless of their Quidditch background. The next weekly pickup is meeting in #quidditch on Thursday 18th January at 3:30 AM HOL time.

    Save the date: the next Gathering and Games event will take place on Sunday 21st January in #gamesroom starting at 5 PM HOL time and lasting for three hours. Seriously, who doesn't want to just kick back, relax and have fun with other HOLers?

    If you are an HOL Forum Moderator, be sure to click here to check-in and renew your commitment by Saturday 20th January.

    Did you ever think about being a Student Teacher or maybe even a full-fledged Professor? CLASS APPLICATIONS are now OPEN for ONE term classes! They will be open until Saturday 20th January. Click here for more information.

    It’s not too late until Monday 15th January to submit to SerpenTimes and there are lots of points to be won! To learn how, click here.

    HOLLERS fall challenge First o' September is winding down but there's still time to submit before the deadline of Monday 15th January. There’s no sign-up required and you can work at your own pace. And don't forget, there are always Challenges and Creative Outlet Projects just waiting for you to complete!

    Be on the lookout for the class list, which should be posted in about two to three weeks. 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.

    And finally, it’s a short month so submit all your homework as soon as possible! We're doing great - let's keep it that way!
  • Posted by Polaris Black in Uncategorized on Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:04 pm | No comments · Add comment

  • Ravenclaw Newsletter December 2017
  • Another year is coming to an end, and the smell of cookies and other Christmas goodies will soon hang thick in the air while we all watch for snow and of course that glint of red among the white that tells us Santa is coming! Hopefully you've been good (and earned lot of points) - otherwise there's still time! I hear Santa is busy reassembling his lists, so if you hurry, I am sure you'll make it in time!
    For many of us December is a wonderful, festive and magical time, so let's take a look at all the magical stuff happening around HOL.

    House News

    Hopefully everyone have returned well and sound to Hogwarts after visiting four other Wizarding Schools during the last month's Blue and Bronze Olympics.
    A great congratulations to everyone who participated and to Bronze nest for winning this year's Blue and Bronze Olympics!
    And a big thank you to Hannah R. Thomas for organizing it!

    After a terrible accident where two wizarding children tried to obliviate Santa, the Accidental Magic Reversal Squad and Santa's elves desperately need help restoring Santa's memories of Christmas. So help us save Christmas. Hopefully we will manage before the 25th comes.
    Go here to find out how to help.

    Alte Sententiam, Ravenclaw's very own newspaper, will be published in a few days, so keep your eyes peeled for the announcement for that! Once it is, you can find it here.

    As always the Debate Club would love to hear your opinions on all kinds of matters; this month they are particularly curious to know what kind of presents you think are best: the soft kind of the hard kind.
    Meanwhile E=mc Hammer wants to hear all your best Celebrations songs for their Monthly Theme song.

    In the world of Quidditch: Ravenclaw will meet Gryffindor on the pitch for the first game of the season for RQT on the 9th of December at 9PM HOL time.
    Come cheer for RQT and show your support to your team. Let's send them off to a great start of the season!
    (If you want to watch more games, Hufflepuff will meet Slytherin on the 16th of December at 9PM HOL time.)

    If you are interested in joining the Ravenclaw Quidditch Team, we’d love to have you! The team practices in #RavenclawQuidditch every Tuesday and Thursday from 12am-1am HOL time, and every saturday from 9pm-10pm HOL time. Newcomers are always welcome! Please contact Prof. Arielle Lemoyne or Shiloh Adlar, our lovely Quidditch co-captains, for more information.
    If you're already part of RQT, what are you doing reading this newsletter? Go Bot! ;)

    HOL news

    Speaking of Quidditch: Quidditch Pickups have also picked up again, and the first match of the month will be on the 2nd of December at 10pm HOL time in #quidditch.
    Everyone who is interested in some fun quidditch games, is encouraged to join, whether they've played professionally for years, or have never sat on a broom before.
    Keep an eye on this forum to see further dates.

    Have you always wanted to be a Secret Elf and give a present to one of your fellow HOLers? If so, this activity is for you! Just sign up (the sign-up is open until the 5th of December) with your name and a wishlist, and you will be assigned someone to give gifts to, and someone else will make something for you.

    Mx HOL is going well, with two Ravenclaws in the top three after the second round.
    But everything is still very much open as we go into the 3rd and second but last round and you can help decide who wins!
    Go to this forum on the 6th to vote for your favourite contestant and help them win the crown.

    Hogsmeade Literary Festival is coming to an end. It's been a fun month of Literary exploits and book collecting.
    Congratulations to everyone who participated.

    The first Gathering and Games has just taken place. It's a perfect chance to kick back, relax and have fun with other HOLers for a few hours.
    The next event will be on the 17th of December at 17pm HOL time, lasting until 20pm HOL time.
    To learn more, visit this forum.

    The SerpenTimes is accepting submissions until the 15th of January allowing you to earn up to 50 points for regular submissions.
    You have to submit your ideas for approval before you write them and you can do that here.
    You can earn an additional 40 points by doing SerpenTimes Exclusives. Check that out here.

    This year for Slythmas, Slytherin is hosting a Yule ball, and everyone is invited. So visit the Dungeon for some snakey fun!

    Gryffindor is hosting a Choose Your Own Adventure activity for the festive period. Visit their common room and join the adventure!

    Hufflepuff will also be hosting a December activity, so keep your eyes open for that.

    And more than anything else:
    Have a wonderful December!
  • Posted by Gail Allen in Uncategorized on Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:53 pm | No comments · Add comment

  • Ravenclaw Newsletter November 2017
  • Happy November Eagles!

    Autumn has arrived in full swing and with it, many points opportunities! Hopefully everyone is settled into their classes and made some new friends. With All Hallow’s Eve behind us many are ready for the holiday season. First, we have to watch the leaves fall and break out our favorite cold weather gear.

    Ravenclaw News
    November means BBO Month. That’s the Blue and Bronze Olympics and this year’s theme is Wizarding Schools. Let’s see if Blue can defend their title or if the Bronze nest can go for the win.

    The newest issue of Alte is accepting submissions until November 30th. The publication is always stellar and you don’t want to miss an opportunity to be a part of it.

    Ravenclaw will be playing Slytherin at the Quidditch pitch on November 18th. Gather your friends and your best Blue and Bronze for the match. A few days before, on the 11th, Hufflepuff will be taking on Gryffindor .

    HOL News
    MX HOL is going on in the HOL forum. It’s worth 100 Points each so go check it up and sign up.

    The Sett is hosting a Journey Back event that is open to all houses. No time turner needed to take the trip back in time.

    The SerpenTimes is looking for articles for their newest edition. Their theme is Hibernation. Their deadline is January 15th so get your thinking caps warmed up.

    Hogsmeade ia hosting a Literary Festival. You don’t have to be 3rd Year and up to participate so go visit and put your literary love to work.

    As always, there are points for regular postings in The Roost forums as well as HOLLERS. Let’s have a good month!
  • Posted by Scarlett Lacarnum in Uncategorized on Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:00 pm | No comments · Add comment

  • Ravenclaw Newsletter October 2017
  • October
    It’s October already? Man, time is flying by! Is everyone ready for colder weather and spooky things galore? Pumpkins, ghosts, All Hallows Eve…ah, it’s simply wonderful. There’s so much to do! I do mean that, both the Roost and HOL are very active this month.

    First off RQT has finished with their Recruitment and here’s to hoping those that wanted to made the team! Don’t despair though, we have matches starting up soon. Quidditch will be a big part of HOL in the coming months, you can always tune in on the irc for the matches. In the meantime there is always botting that can be done to hone your skills and get activity points.

    We have a new activity being headed by Prof. Gus that is taking us on a ride in the Mystery Machine for a lesson in Spooky Legends. It’s sure to be a chilling and delightfully frightful time. There’s always room in the van for anyone who wants to come along!

    Aside from that we do have some random activities going on in the form of The Art Department. There’s a lot of little projects to do and it’s always open for submissions so if you enjoy art, then that is definitely the place for you to check out!

    If you would like to write a story or make a puzzle for others to solve the The Paw Print is accepting submissions for its next issue but it’s only available till the 23rd so it’s best to hurry! Speaking of Gryffindor, Gryfftoberfest is happening right now in the Gryffindor Common Room and is open to all of HOL.

    If you really want to party though Nearly-Headless Nick, Sir Nicholas – sorry, is having a birthday party! It’s happening in one of the roomier dungeons on the HOL forum. When you head make sure you make an introduction! Nick wants to know who all is in attendance.

    If a ghost party isn’t for you there is a book discussion for The Fellowship of the Ring happening on the HOL forum as well. With so much going on it’s no wonder everyone is busy, busy. As always make sure to turn your homework for your classes. Ravenclaw is currently in the lead for the house cup, but we’re only one month in and our lead could easily disappear if we don’t keep on it.

    Hope you all have a spectacularly spooky Halloween! Oh, and October in general.
  • Posted by Astrid Black in Uncategorized on Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:46 pm | No comments · Add comment

  • Ravenclaw Newsletter September 2017
  • Wow! What a summer! I hope you are all excited to be back at HOL and for our new students, I hope you are ready to meet new people and discover all that HOL has to offer! Our goal is to keep our Eagles active in the Roost and throughout HOL in general, so participate in everything you can, sign up for as many classes as you can handle, join us on IRC for late night chats, and of course, never be afraid to ask questions!

    To Recap:

    Our new Reserve Prefects, Gail Allen and Kendra Givens, took us to Rowena’s Realm amusement park where we all gathered together for a month of rides, games, food, and surprises! They put a lot of work into Rave Summer Camp and have done a marvelous job thus far as reserves. Keep it up, you two!

    We also have two new prefects, who I’m sure you’ll be seeing around the Roost and HOL hosting fun activities of their own, so please congratulate Hannah R. Thomas and Shiloh Adlar!

    Shiloh was also promoted to Quidditch Co-Captain over the summer and along with Captain Prof. Arielle Lemoyne, has been leading daily practices with RQT. Congratulations to Vanessa Tilley who won the RQT Summer Botting Tournament with 2327 points and a shout out to the RQT members who participated: Alexander Brighton, Gail Allen, and Kendra Givens, (and the retired-but-not-retired, “It's in my HoH contract” Prof. Kyrie Adderholt and Prof. Limine Snidget.) I’m excited to see what RQT does this season!

    What’s Coming Up/What’s Going On:

    In the Roost, our September activity hosted by RQT Captains, Arielle and Shiloh, will be starting on September 3. Get ready for a month of quidditch fun as they invite all Ravenclaw students to participate in their recruitment camp!

    On HOL, Off to School began last week and will continue throughout the month of September. Be sure to check it out as it will allow everyone, newbies and oldbies alike, to get to know one another better. This is an excellent opportunity to meet others and to build a sense of community back on this site.

    Class sign ups are open! Go through the list of classes, find the ones you want to take and sign up for them. Students are allowed to sign up for a maximum of five classes per term. While we would like everyone to be able to take all five classes, we understand RL should take priority and can get very busy. Classes, however, are the easiest and best way to earn points! Think about it, each class is worth 300 points per term and if you take five classes per term and earn the perfect 300, that’s 3000 points right there! That’s crazy!

    One other very easy way to earn points is submitting to house newspapers! The Wizarding Times just closed their submissions, but you can still submit to the SerpenTimes until October 15. You can earn up to 50 points for this. Don’t feel like writing an article or creating a game? Check out the Exclusives section where you can earn up to 40 points! If you’re really feeling up to it, do both!

    Be sure to keep an eye out on how to submit to the Alte, our own house newspaper, in the coming days!

    Speaking of the Alte, let’s give a shout out to Gail Allen and Prof. Ryan Granger for joining the editing staff! I’m sure they’ll do an excellent job!

    Let’s also not forget about the HOL Forum. Summer cleaning has been done and the forums are fresh for us to use. There are plenty of areas to discuss your favorite movies/tv shows, games, music, sports/teams, and there are even new subforms for The Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts! Ravenclaw prides itself on being the most active house on HOL. Let’s keep that streak up, and remember to follow all HOL rules when you post!

    I can already tell that this will be an amazing school year, and I look forward to spending it with you!
  • Posted by Shiloh Adlar in Uncategorized on Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:52 pm | 1 comment · Add comment

  • 2017-2018 New Eaglet Letter!
  • Welcome to Ravenclaw!

    We’re delighted to welcome you, our newest members, to Ravenclaw House and look forward to getting to know you better. And to all returning members, it’s great to see you again, as always!

    Because it can sometimes be a little confusing getting started on a new site, particularly one like our own, where there are so many things to do, we're offering this letter to give our eaglets some direction, and help them get a good foothold both here in Ravenclaw and on HOL. It will stay updated throughout the year, so you can always check back if you've forgotten something or are looking for clarification, and you won't have to worry about anything being outdated.

    Even if you've been around for a while, you may want to review some of this information to be sure you're caught up with any changes or additions made to the house or common room.

    If you have questions about any of the information presented below, or are just looking for some general advice, feel free to ask any of the Ravenclaw prefects or reserve prefects (listed at the bottom of this post) and they'll be happy to answer or to point you in the right direction. Remember, we're here to help!

    HOL Fundamentals

      HOL Handbook: In order to keep the site safe and running smoothly for everyone, there are a few, simple rules that we ask all of our members to follow - you'll find these in the HOL Handbook. Although a few sections may be out of date, especially with respect to names and dates, the Handbook is still a great source of information on how things work around HOL in general (with classes, accounts, positions, etc.), so we'd encourage you to click through it as early as possible.

      HOL Forum: At your earliest convenience, you should sign up for the HOL Forum using your complete HOL name as your username. House or site-wide announcements are often posted on the forum, along with notices about contests or other activities being held that are open to members of all houses. There are also sections dedicated to chatting between students, as well as sections for many of the classes currently being run during a given term.

    Ravenclaw Basics

      The Roost: If you've made it this far, then you've already successfully registered for the Ravenclaw Common Room, otherwise known as the Roost! In addition to monthly activities, there are several forums where you can post and interact with your fellow Ravenclaws, and other forums that include posts where you can learn about how to earn house points, how to get involved in Quidditch, and in general how to get the most of your HOL experience! We encourage you to click around and check out all the information and opportunities available to you!

      Nests: Now that you've been sorted into Ravenclaw, you've also been sorted into a nest (so named for our house colors, Blue and Bronze) here in the Roost, according to the first letter of your HOL first name. You can find the nests about halfway down the main forum page. Each nest can play host to its own discussions, debates, games, etc. but by no means are you restricted to posting within your own nest - feel free to visit your neighboring nest to see what they have going on!

      Each nest is overseen by a team of prefects, who will serve as the main points of contact for all of the students in their nest. The nests are divided as such:

      • Blue (A-J) - Ariella McManus, Astrid Black, and Hannah R Thomas
      • Bronze (K-Z) - Polaris Black, Scarlet Lacarnum, and Shiloh Adlar

      We also have an annual competition between Blue and Bronze, where the nests compete in five categories: House Points, Activity Points, the Bronze and Blue Olympics, Ravenclaw Pride Month, and Quidditch. In general, you can help out your nest by completing your homework, participating in activities both here and on HOL, playing or practicing Quidditch - and just being an active HOL member, in general. You can find more details at your nests: Blue and Bronze.

      Blue came out on top in last year's competition; will they be able to pull out another win, or will this year see Bronze take home the honors? Time will tell!

      Orientation: If ever you're looking for more information, the Orientation section of the Roost is a good place to start! Currently, there are sections on navigating the main site, classes, clubs and activities, and sections of the Roost, as well as a tutorial for connecting to the HOL chatrooms via IRC. Additionally, if you find there's a topic you feel should be covered but isn't, feel free to request it!

      Adopt-an-Eaglet: Currently not available.
      Ravenclaw offers new first years the opportunity to partner with a more experienced housemate through the Adopt-an-Eaglet program, located within Ravenclaw Orientation. This person can answer questions, give advice, keep in contact, and generally help our newest members learn the finer points of Ravenclaw-ness. Coincidentally, it's also a good way to make a new/first friend on the site!

      RQT: It's never too early to foster an appreciation for or get involved in HOL Quidditch! The ever-fantastic Ravenclaw Quidditch Team has won the Inter-house Quidditch Cup nine times - the best record of all the HOL houses! We're always ready and eager to welcome any and all eagles interested in trying this amazingly fun game! If you're interested in joining the team, you can contact the co-captains, Prof. Arielle Lemoyne and Shiloh Adlar, with any questions. Otherwise, feel free to join the team IRC channel, #ravenclawquidditch, and give some trivia a shot!

    Activities around HOL and Ravenclaw

      Chatrooms/IRC: The HOL chatrooms are some of the most active parts of HOL, and are a great place to get to know your fellow students! On occasion when you join it could be a busy time for a lot of people who have school or work (especially true in the middle of the week - weekends are often much better for IRC), so you might not get an immediate reply; at other times, the chatrooms are quite lively with several people chatting, so don't be discouraged if things are a little quiet when you first connect - just try another day or time! A list of official channels can be found in the HOL Handbook here; of particular interest, the main HOL channel is #hol and the Ravenclaw house channel is #ravenclaw. If you're unsure of how to reach the chatrooms, a handy guide can be found in the Roost's Orientation section.

      • The chatrooms are also host to HOL's version of Quidditch, which is a fun (and addictive) trivia-based game. In case this mention or the previous mention of the RQT caught your attention, you can read more about Quidditch in the Quidditch Handbook.

      Alte Sententiam: The Alte is Ravenclaw's bi-monthly house newspaper. From reviews, to scientifics, to puzzles, to graphics, to articles about any number of topics, the Alte is sure to have something for everyone to enjoy. Or, to satisfy your more creative inklings, you can submit your own articles, stories, or graphics to be published. The Alte is consistently a good read, so I'd encourage you to check it out whenever a new issue is released.

      The other houses also have newspapers, with varying degrees of activity. You can check the Great Hall in the HOL forum for updates on when the other houses are accepting submissions.

      On the Roost: The common room forum is host to a few sections that relate to our house's particular character and interests.

        The War Room: Want to learn about all the ways you can earn house points and help Ravenclaw in its quest for the house cup? (Which, by the way, is currently sitting in our trophy room... where it should stay. Forever.) Check out the War Room for all your needs relating to proving what we already know - that Ravenclaw is the best house on HOL, hands down. ;)

        Debate Club: Being the thinkers that we are, Ravenclaws are prone to having strong opinions about just about anything. If that sounds like you, then the Debate Club might just become your favorite part of the Roost!

        The Door Knocker: Unlike our book counterparts, we're not required to answer a question or riddle every time we want to enter the common room, but we do still have a Door Knocker that gives us puzzles to exercise that characteristic Ravenclaw wit and intelligence.

      HOL Clubs: HOL itself also has a few other clubs, catering to a few other interests.

      • HOL Tolkien Society: Enjoy J.R.R. Tolkien's work? You'll find that several others on HOL do, as well. The HOL Tolkien Society is a place for you to get together with others fans for fun discussions and games.
      • Book Club: The Book Club provides a place to discuss your favorite books or authors (other than HP or J.K. Rowling, of course!), as well as participate in different activities relating to literature, creative writing, etc.
      • HOLLERS: This section aims to create an environment where members from all houses can get together easily and make new friends. There are plenty of discussions and activities there, so we'd encourage you to take a look!

      Art Department: Currently not available.
      As the name might suggest, students with artistic inclinations might want to check out the HOL Art Department.

      The main Art Department has been down for some time now so an alternative art department has been set up in the Roost. Throughout the year, different projects are released. Students can then create a drawing, photograph, or graphic (or whatever else) relating to the project topic and submit it. Other students can rate and comment on others' art, and after the voting period, everyone who submitted a (valid) piece will earn House points.

      HOL Arts also hosts:

      • Trading Cards: Every HOL member can create a "trading card" that represents them that will be shown on their HOL profile (you might have seen some while checking out others' profiles; they're on the right). For making a card, you'll earn 10 house points.

      Library Department: Currently not available.

      Similarly, the HOL Library Department offers a number of projects throughout the year for students to share a bit of creative writing and earn house points. As with the Art Department, it's always great going through and seeing the sorts of things others have created.

      The HOL Library is also home to:

      • Getting Into Harry Potter: You can share your story of how you became a Harry Potter fan; this story will be added to your HOL profile, at the very bottom. You'll also earn 10 house points for this submission.
      • Book Writing Project: This project is a collaborative effort to "fill in the details" of many of the books mentioned in the Harry Potter series. Every chapter you write will earn you 10 house points, once it is approved.

      Hogsmeade: If you find yourself with beans to spare, Hogsmeade might be a good place to stop by. You can buy an owl, cat, or a toad at the Pet Store; purchase some chocolate frogs in Honeydukes; or otherwise store any extra beans in Gringotts. Also, you can have your wand choose you at the wand shop; wands don't have any practical use on the site, as of yet, but it's interesting to see what you get - and besides, who'd want to run around Hogwarts without a wand? <<

    Ravenclaw Staff

      Remember, prefects (especially your nest prefects) and reserves should be your first point of contact with any concerns!


          Ariella McManus
          Astrid Black
          Hannah R Thomas
          Polaris Black (Head Prefect)
          Scarlett Lacarnum
          Shiloh Adlar

        Reserve Prefects

          Gail Allen
          Kendra Givens


          Prof. Arielle Lemoyne
          Prof. Cassandra Lobiesk
          Prof. Gustavo Flores
          Prof. Kyrie Adderholt (Head of House)
          Prof. Limine Snidget
          Prof. Mark Mandrake (HOL Caretaker)
          Prof. Neville Prongs
          Prof. Ryan Granger
          Prof. Silmarien Szilagyi (Deputy Head of House)
  • Posted by Polaris Black in Uncategorized on Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:09 am | 1 comment · Add comment

  • Ravenclaw Newsletter June 2017
  • June Newsletter

    Our Prefect-in-training program is in full swing, and we've asked our hardworking participants to put together the June newsletter for us. They did an excellent job! Read on to hear what's happening in Ravenclaw and HOL, brought to you by the PiTs!

    Ravenclaw News

    The Where in the World activity has reached its conclusion. We have visited 8 amazing destinations during this contest - check out the Ravenclaw Activities forum to learn some fun facts about various countries if you have not already done so. We had so much fun with our wonderful tour guides Scarlett Lacarnum and Siobhan Burke. Thank you so much for arranging this May activity for us. I am very excited to see what the next activity will be. With this one the bar was certainly set high.

    Our next Quidditch match is June 10th 9pm HOL time versus Slytherin. This is bound to be an exciting game! You can watch from the IRC channel #quidditch. If you are interested in joining the Ravenclaw Quidditch Team, we’d love to have you! The team practices in #RavenclawQuidditch every Sunday at 11pm HOL time and newcomers are always welcome! Please contact Prof. Arielle Lemoyne or Ashley Margaret, our lovely Quidditch co-captains, for more information.

    The school year is drawing to a close. Please, please, please make sure you’re getting those assignments handed in and exams done so we can maintain our lead for the house cup! Let's make sure we stay on top and the great hall is decorated in blue this year!

    Please wish a happy birthday to:
    June 1 – Dean Fuaddy
    June 2 – Dionne Dale
    June 5 – Matilde Rayne
    June 5 - Vanessa Tilley
    June 7 – Seville Snape
    June 22 – Alexia Riaper
    June 24 – Elena Galatas

    HOL News

    We have had two exciting Quidditch matches in May, on the 13th and 14th. The first was Hufflepuff versus Gryffindor, which Hufflepuff won with 330 points to 40. So a big congratulations to Hufflepuff for that victory. And the following day Hufflepuff played again, but this time against Slytherin. Slytherin won this match 460 points to 60. So let's have a cheer for the snakes! I must say I am impressed with our Hufflepuffs though; playing two matches in two days is no small feat.

    Speaking of Quidditch; if any of you would like to try playing, why not come try it at Quidditch Pickups? It is a lot of fun and a great way to meet other players and get a taste of what it's like. Next time will be on June 14th at 3:30AM HOL time in #quidditch. If you miss this one, do not worry. Just go to this thread and see when the next one will be.

    The SerpenTimes is accepting submissions. Here you can earn up to 50 points for submitting either articles, graphics or puzzles to their newspaper. You have to submit your ideas for approval before you write them and you can do that here. You can earn an additional 40 points by doing the SerpenTimes Exclusives. Each month they have a theme and this time the them is Silver Linings. If you would like to check that out, follow this link.

    Did you know that Slytherin is currently running an awesome activity which is open to all houses? Students from Beauxbaton have arrived at the Dungeon for this year's Emerald Cup or Coupe d'émeraude. Everyone who wants to participate are welcome to do so, and will be parted into either Team Vert or Team Argent. Let the best team win! Go here to read more.

    Stay tuned for a new edition of the Gryffindor house newsletter, The Pawprint, filled with articles, graphics and puzzles!

    Hufflepuff has their first DoHGaS (Department of Huffle Games and Sports) challenge of the month up. Go earn yourselves some diamonds, and keep a look out for more challenges to come. Click here!

    HolWriMo has just ended, but I would like to congratulate everyone who complete the challenge, and submitted their work. Well done! It is wonderful to see how much was written for this activity. Keep your eyes peeled for samples of people's work, which can be found here.

    The book club has selected Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce for this month’s book discussion. Please come on an adventure with us!
    Click here to join in!

    HOLLERs: June has started, so you should check out the new challenges for the month of June. Participation is a great way to earn some beans! Also, keep an eye out for Maxim’s lesser-known June holiday discussions! If you want to try your hand at those, check out this forum.
  • Posted by Prof. Arielle Lemoyne in Uncategorized on Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:41 pm | No comments · Add comment