• Ravenclaw Newsletter - February 2023
  • New term is here, Eagles! Excited to join new classes and earn points for our House? Hope you are! Well, I would like to congratulate us for earned most points last term with 24,688 House Points, also to those who received awards for fall term! Congratulations to all of us.

    Sign Up for classes has been opened, don't forget to check it out HERE.

    Let us say thank you to Chantel Poole for successfully running her first activity! It's been a wonderful journey to get Gary home. And this month we have an activity run by me, Love Can't Be Said. Special to celebrate Valentine's Day.

    HOL NEWS

    Head over to Gryffindor Common Room for February Roleplaying, Your Move. They also have Troll's in The Den. You can find discussion and games at their Seventh Floor Corridor, it's open to all HOL.

    There are regular monthly activities at Hufflepuff Common Room that you might be interested in; this month Wonders of the World provide us with Ireland theme, the Creative Club with the Wizarding Jigsaw Challenge as well as the coloring pages, and of course the Musical Wizards that you can find at their The Fireplace. 

    Slytherin has Winter Fling 2023, go and join the fun with the Snakes. There are new prompts posted at Slytherin Creative Club. If you have free time, you can visit The Slug Club at Slytherin Common Room for puzzles and games. 

    Art & Library Departments once again back with new monthly projects. Eagles, it's a great opportunity to earn points and to improve your ability in art and writing!

    Book Club has their Characterful Categories that you can participate on. Flash Fiction has been returned as well, there are beans you can earn by participating in the activity.

    Hope you enjoy the first month of our Spring Term, Eagles.
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  • Ravenclaw Newsletter - January 2023
  • Happy New Year. I hope everyone had a great new year!

    Ravenclaw

    At this time, we are in second place for the house cup. We are only 475 points behind those snakes, we still have time to catch up.

    I hope you all had fun in Winter Wonderland! This month’s Ravenclaw activity, being run by Chantel Poole, is “Pole to Pole: Get Gary Home”. Help Gary the Penguin return back to the North Pole before it’s too late.

    If you would like to take part in a debate then please visit the Debate Club.


    HOL News

    There are new Art and Library Departments projects. They are all due February 2, so get your submissions in if you want to show off your art or writing skills. You can see about them here: https://hol.org.uk/departments

    If you like role-playing then go over to the Gryffindor Common Room for some ongoing role-playing fun! Click here to be transported to a world of role-playing: https://gryff.net/index.php?/forum/293-roleplay/

    Wonders of the World is an ongoing activity in the Hufflepuff Common Room. You can race over and keep an eye out to see where this month’s wonder will be. Hufflepuff also has “Christmas Time is Here” activity. The due date for all tasks is January 7. If you still wish to take part or if you need to finish up any tasks, then you better hop to it! You can find it here: http://thebadgersett.us/forum/index.php ... the-world/

    If you want some extra fun and excitement then head over to the Slytherin Arcade Club located in the Slytherin Common Room and see what’s in store over there: http://www.dungeons.org.uk/forum/index. ... cade-club/

    Looking to participate in any discussions then look no further than the HOL Forum. There are many topics to discuss in the Students Lounge.

    A reminder that this is January which also marks the last month of this term. So don’t forget to send in all those class assignments, don’t want to late until the last day. Many assignments would be due on January 15, but check your class sites to be sure.

    I hope you all enjoy the rest of this month and the rest of the school year!
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  • Ravenclaw Newsletter - December 2022
  • Hello, Eagles! Welcome to the last month of 2022! I hope all of you are doing great. Anyway, the end of the term is in January 2023 and we are right behind Slytherin with 9072 house points, Eagles! Let's work harder to earn many points for our house.

    We just finished BBO 2022 last month. I hope you enjoy the activity and congratulations to the Bronze Nest for earning the most points.

    This month we have Winter Wonderland hosted by me! Come and join the fun together with HOLers from other houses.

    HOL NEWS


    Head over to Gryffindor Common Room and join their new activity for December called Hogwarts Frost Fair. There are Rubies and Beans that you can earn by completing the task. This month they have new roleplaying with the theme Fun at the Fair. You can find discussion and games at their Seventh Floor Corridor, it's open to all HOL.

    There are regular monthly activities at Hufflepuff Common Room that you might be interested in; this month Wonders of the World provide us with Australia theme, the Creative Club with the Wizarding Jigsaw Challenge as well as the coloring pages, and of course the Musical Wizards that you can find at their The Fireplace.

    There are new prompts posted at Slytherin Creative Club. If you have free time, you can visit The Slug Club at Slytherin Common Room for puzzles and games.

    Art & Library Departments once again back with new monthly projects. Eagles, it's a great opportunity to earn points and to improve your ability in art and writing!

    Book Club has Astonishing Adaptations going on which will end on December 15th, you still have time to join the fun and share about your favorite book.

    If you want to earn more points for our House, you can submit works to The Howler. It's due on January 20th, 2023.

    Secret Elf is back again this year! Keep your eyes on it and sign up yourself. There are 30 House Points that you can earn by participating.

    Hope you have Wonderful Winter❄⛄
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  • Ravenclaw Newsletter - November 2022
  • Hello my fellow Eagles and welcome to the November Newsletter!
    I hope everyone is having a great term thus far and enjoying your classes and activities.

    Ravenclaw

    At this moment in time, we are in second place for the House Cup. We still have time to get ahead of those snakes.

    The BBO will be happening in Ravenclaw this month! Who’s excited about that? This year’s Blue Bronze Olympics will have to do with miserly mischief. Head over here: viewtopic.php?f=451&t=12873 to find out more and join in on the fun.

    A reminder that the Alta Newspaper is currently inactive.

    HOL News

    The other three houses have some monthly ongoing activities.

    How much do you like role-playing? If you love it then you should go to the Gryffindor Common Room.

    Hufflepuff has new challenges for November in the Creative Club. If you enjoy the Hufflepuff’s Wonders of the World then keep your eyes peeled to the Hufflepuff Common Room to see what the November theme will be.

    If you enjoy reading then pay a visit to the Merlin Read-Along, located in the dungeons in the Slytherin Common Room or you can join the snakes in the November 2022 Game Challenge which also takes place in the dungeons.

    The Through the Trapdoor activity is just ending and I hope everyone found the Philosopher's Stone and came out safely without too many broken bones from that Mountain Troll.

    Keep your eyes open for the release of the HOL Newspaper and for the submission deadline for the next one if you’re planning to contribute to it. There are many ways to contribute either by creating a puzzle, a graphic, or writing an article or opinion piece. It is also a great way to earn points!

    There is always something new happening in the Book Club. I hear there is a new winter activity happening. For more info: https://hol.org.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=390

    If you would like to take part in any discussions to do with Harry Potter and even if it isn’t to do with Harry Potter, you can participate in many different discussions on the main HOL Forum either here https://hol.org.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=39 or here https://hol.org.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=48

    There are also new Art Department Projects you can take part in this month and earn more points for Ravenclaw! You can see what projects there are here: https://hol.org.uk/art .


    If you're still not sure about ways to earn points and you want to check on any point opportunities then please do. You can check them here: viewtopic.php?f=385&t=12812

    Well done Ravenclaw thus far. Enjoy all that November brings!
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  • Ravenclaw Newsletter - October 2022
  • Ravenclaw News:
    Hello everyone, I hope all of you are doing well.

    First off I would like to thank Prof. Kyrie Adderholt for everything that she did for the Ravenclaw house

    At the moment we are in third place for the house cup with a total points of 3,184. I am sure that we can catch up to the Slytherine's and Gryffindor's, but well done to all the top point earners of Ravenclaw and let's win the cup this year as well. Make sure to get those assignments in, as I am sure that Prof. Ryan Granger won’t want to give away the house cup this year as well. We also have a lot of opportunities to earn more points .Go Eagles!

    We have an amazing activity revolving around the poem "The Raven" written by Edgar Poe and it's hosted by Prof. Sindor Aloyarc. It's quite an interesting and fun activity, so be sure to join!! It starts on October 1st and ends on October 31st

    HOL NEWS
    The new issue of the Hol Newspaper is accepting submissions till October 31st.

    Hufflepuff has the monthly activity called as the Wonders of the World and the theme for February is Germany. There are also the monthly DoHGas challenges which are held at the Seth.

    Have you ever wanted to be a part of something trilling or perhaps see something legendary? If yes, then you should take part in the activity called as the Unexpected Guests hosted by the Gryffindor House. It starts October 1st and ends on October 31st

    The Slytherin have monthly activities in the read-along, arcade club as well as the puzzle exchange. They have also hosted an activity called as Slyth - O - Ween which is quite fun and you should join. It starts from October 1st and end on October 31st

    There are also two new projects in the Library Department as well as the Art Department, from which you can earn house points by completing.

    Let’s Go Ravenclaws!
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  • Ravenclaw Newsletter - September 2022
  • Hello Everyone! Welcome to a new school year!

    House News

    Congratulations everyone on winning last year's House Cup! Good luck to everyone this year!

    We just wrapped up the Tour of the City, organized by Kendra Givens. This month we will be exploring the Forbidden Forest and doing a review of the dangers present within it, to ensure the safety of the residents of Hogsmeade and Hogwarts.

    HOL News

    This month the Book Club will be talking about Characterful Categories. Where you will discuss which character from a book you think would most fit into a category.

    The Library and Art Departments both have two new prompts! You can earn points by sending in a submission for the available prompts.

    In Gryffindor the are hosting Bright Beginnings Bingo and the scenario for this month's roleplay is A Foggy First Night

    In Hufflepuff you can discover the Wonders of Finland in Wonders of the World. You can also solve this month's puzzles in DoGHaS. By the warmth of the fireplace you can visit Eve's Corner and the Musical Wizards. If you are feeling creative or you want to complete some jigsaw puzzles check out the Creative Club.

    In Slytherin you can check out the new challenge in the Arcade Club.

    Let's have fun, Ravenclaw!
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  • Ravenclaw Newsletter - May 2022
  • Hello, Eagles. Welcome to May, I hope you all have a great month. Congratulations because we're currently in first place with 34,895 points, keep it up! Right behind us there are Slytherin with 34,519, Hufflepuff with 32,887, and 28,994 for Gryffindor.

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    I would like to remind you that our end of term is on June 15th so make sure all of your assignments are finished before the due date.

    This month we have Somewhere Over the Rainbow here at The Roost to participate in! There are writing articles, discussions, and puzzle games to do which will be due on May 31st.

    Interested in joining the Ravenclaw Quidditch Team? While there will be no formal tryouts held as a group until next season as we’re reintroducing the game, if you’d like to get added to the Team Roster please reach out to Prof. Sindor Aloyarc to discuss becoming an active player! RQT holds weekly practices together, and have been excited to represent our house as HOL reopens the pitch with an all new version of the sport! For this current term it is “Show Up And Play” style, which takes the pressure off while we explore some aspects of the game. This means you do not have to formally get involved to have some fun and give things a try at your own pace. Whether you show up for an official match and/or start attending the regular practices, hope to see you getting up on the air on those broomsticks or watching as a spectator! There are matches to look forward to on May 7th and 12th, at 9 PM HOL-Time! Head over to the Quidditch pitch (#quidditch) to watch the play together.

    Gryffindor presents us with a new activity called Lost in the Forest, I hope you won't miss the adventure to the Forbidden Forest. This month they have new roleplaying with the theme Vivid Vegetation. You can find discussion and games at their Seventh Floor Corridor, it's open to all HOL.

    There are regular monthly activities at Hufflepuff Common Room that you might be interested in; New puzzles at The Games Tent (DoHGaS), this month Wonders of the World provide us with Islands theme, the Creative Club with the Wizarding Jigsaw Challenge as well as the coloring pages, and of course the Musical Wizards that you can find at their The Fireplace. They're also continuing their Fantastic Beasts The Secrets of Dumbledore which will be due on May 14. It's not late to join the fun at The Sett!

    There are new prompts posted at Slytherin Creative Club. If you have free time, you can visit The Slug Club at Slytherin Common Room for puzzles and games. This month they will start with chapter 8-10 of Book II for their Merlin Read Along.

    If reading is your hobby then I recommended Book Club as a place that you should visit while at HOL. New projects have been posted at Between The Pages, Quill and Ink, as well as Ink Splatters, there are beans and possibly awards which you can earn by doing the projects. There are Quick Quotes Round Two and Literary Conundrum that you can participate in, and a trip you can join at Literary Road Trip.

    Art & Library Departments once again back with new monthly projects. Eagles, it's a great opportunity to earn points and to improve your ability in art and writing!

    If you want to earn more points for our House, you can always submit works to The Howler.

    Lastly, please look forward to A Wrinkle In Time that will start at the end of May, there are beans and points as well as awards to collect.
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  • Ravenclaw Newsletter - March 2022
  • Hello and welcome to March. I hope everyone is having a great term thus far.

    Ravenclaw News

    Thank you Tori Taylor for organizing the Secret Valentine’s activity, it looks like it was a great activity!

    We are still in second place for the house cup with 30,486. Keep up the great work and let’s pass those snakes. Congratulations Silvana Mandeville for being the top point earning on HOL for February.

    This month, the RPM activity is meant to honor the activities of the past and the past organizers. It’s the Flight of the Conked Birds and hosted by Prof. Sindor Aloyark, Amy Smith, Mia Fountain, and myself. If this activity peaks your interest, head on over and find out more. We’re looking forward to seeing your submissions.

    We have a new Quidditch Captain!!! Let’s offer our congratulations to Sindor Aloyark who will be an awesome captain.

    Speaking of Quidditch, it is starting up again soon with a whole new look. This term will be used to familiarize everyone to the new way Quidditch will be played, but if you haven’t talked to Sindor yet about your interest in joining the team (or rejoining) and you're interested then please check out the Quidditch section of the Ravenclaw Forum for more information. You can come to the practices (the first practice is tomorrow (Sunday) at 10 pm HOL time. If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Sindor Aloyark.

    Our very own Mia Fountain has become a Head Student, please take time to congratulate her if you see her in the halls of HOL.

    HOL News

    As mentioned, Quidditch has a whole new style. The first two matches are on March 12th and March 26th at 9 pm HOL time. Anyone can come and join the matches if you are interested or want to give it a try. If you would like to go and just watch and get a feel for how it's played, you can do that too.

    There is a new prompt in the book club for March. Go and check it out in the HOL Forum. There are also discussions in the HOL Forum if anyone would like to take part in them.

    There is a new creative club in Slytherin if you like showing off your creative side. Head to the dungeons to find out more. While in the dungeons, there are other activities that might peak your interest as well like the Merlin Read-Along and the GOBstones Club.

    If you like to Role Play, you might like the monthly Role Playing adventures that take place in the Gryffindor Common Room.

    In the Hufflepuff Common Room right now, you can find the Wonders of the World. This is an ongoing activity that offer discussions and lots of puzzles. Each month is a new wonder. This month, it’s the “Wonder of Trees”. Sound like something you could get into? Go to the Hufflepuff Common Room and see.

    There are also new projects in the Art and Library departments. The due dates for these projects are fast approaching so get your submissions in before it’s too late.

    I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the term, you are all doing an excellent job!
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  • Ravenclaw Newsletter - February 2022
  • Ravenclaw News:
    Hello everyone, I hope all of you are doing well.

    First off I would like to thank Mia Fountain for the amazing Winter Festival Activity and I hope that you all had fun, cause I for one did.

    At the moment we are in second place for the house cup with a total points of 28,669. I am sure that we can catch up to the Slytherine's, but well done to all the top point earners of Ravenclaw and let's win the cup this year as well. Make sure to get those assignments in, as I am sure that Prof. Kyrie Adderholt won’t want to give away the house cup this year as well. We also have a lot of opportunities to earn more points .Go Eagles!

    Have you ever wanted to celebrate Valentine's Day? Or maybe search for your secret valentine? Well... if you haven't then now you can. The Secret Valentine's Activity is hosted by Torii Taylor. It is a fun very activity and I hope you all join.

    HOL NEWS
    HOLLERs have monthly challenges which you can do and earn some hoots.

    Hufflepuff has the monthly activity called as the Wonders of the World and the theme for February is Rocks. There are also the monthly DoHGas challenges which are held at the Seth. You can find the activities
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    The Gryffindor's have a new roleplay for February.

    The Slytherin have monthly activities in the read-along, arcade club as well as the puzzle exchange.

    There are also two new projects in the Library Department as well as the Art Department, from which you can earn house points by completing.

    Let’s Go Ravenclaws!
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  • Ravenclaw Newsletter - January 2022
  • HOL NEWS

    Happiest of New Years to all of you lovely friends! We're coming to the close of our fall term here in this wondrous school of magic and will return after a short break to enjoy the spring term at the start of February.

    If you haven't pin-pointed your HOL Goals for 2021/2022, perhaps this upcoming transition will turn out to be a good time to hone in on some intentions you'd like to set for yourself with an end of school year deadline in mind. You may just find yourself walking away with The Gold Spirit Award!!

    While you're there, why not get involved with or strike up some conversation in the Harry Potter and/or General Discussion sections of the main forums? Or go ahead and poke around the four House Common Rooms! :mrgreen:

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    The hour glasses in the race for the house cup currently read as follows:

    | G: 13,871 | H: 14,376 | R: 13,440 | S: 16,122 |

    Leading the other houses into a false sense of security before we PLUNGE TOWARD OUR PREY, are we?!? :lol: I see you, crafty birds!! Keep that slow-burn going, then let's head into the rest of 2022 at FULL SOAR!! :muffin:

    End Of Term Deadline: Be sure to double check your classes for final deadlines which are rapidly approaching in the middle of this month. Turning in your homework is not only a great way to earn up to 300 points per class, it'll feel so good passing the classes, earning those quills, and graduating to the next year at the end of spring term. WE GOT THIS!!

    Class Applications Are Open: Whether bringing back a class from the past or trying something for the first time, interested eligible parties should Apply To Teach at HOL! Submissions will be accepted until January 20th.

    The Wild Swans: There's one more week to get involved in this Activity themed around a fairytale of the same name, earning yourself 5 points and beans per task and awards along the way. Everything is due by Saturday January 15th at 11:59pm (HOL time). You’re also welcome to join us from 10pm-Midnight that evening in channel #TheWildSwans on IRC for a social gathering. A visit of a half-hour or more will earn you 10 beans.

    The Library Department: Voting ends on January 16th for the "Yule Ball Reminiscing" and "The Yule That Almost Wasn’t" projects. Soon new options will appear you can submit with points up for grabs!

    The Art Department: There's still time to vote for various art projects over the course of the next month, and be sure to return when another round of options comes along for you to show off your creativity and earn a few points!

    Book Club: "‘Tis the Season" to check out the Winter Book Activity, focusing on books "where food, herbs or spices play a significant role."

    Gathering and Games: The next round of social silliness and gregarious gaming will be on January 23rd from 6-8pm (HOL-time). Come on out for some time with friends. If you've never tagged along to one of these, you're sure to have a blast!

    The Howler: Snag your copy of this VERY FIRST ISSUE of the brand new, recently released HOL Newspaper. Then keep watch for the upcoming second issue! Don't forget to check back for opportunities to submit your own articles, columns, advertisements, puzzles, and more for the chance to gather up to 60 points per issue.


    RAVENCLAW

    It's been announced that the Ravenclaw Top Points Winner for the month of November was Cosmolore Turion with a dazzling 299 points! Nicely done, Cosmolore!!!

    Looking for something to do around The Roost? Consider contributing a new post or response in the E=MC Hammer, Debate Club, and Icebreakers forums.

    Join Ravenclaw Quidditch Team: Wanna get involved with RQT? Why not express your interest in joining!! Be part of history in the making as this beloved game of the last two decades returns with a fresh take. Whether you've been on the pitch for years or flying a broomstick for the first time, the Head Office put together a Quidditch Committee who helped give things a revamp in such a way that it maintains its original integrity while exploring new and inclusive ways of making the game as fun as possible for all skill levels!

    RQT Captains Needed: Time to flex those leadership muscles and get your captain's wings on! Apply to become a Ravenclaw Quidditch Captain.

    Winter Festival: Come join in on the fun in the snow and earn some beans in this seasonally frosted activity!


    SLYTHERIN

    Winter Fling: Explore how different cultures across the world celebrate their Winter traditions over in the dungeons as the house of snakes celebrates their annual event.

    Arcade Club: Are you ready for Wizard of Wor?! "After last month's monsters which had to be killed in pairs, it's a return to more conventional enemies this time around... except you're now in a maze trying to kill every monster you find!"

    Puzzle Exchange: Put together a Jigsaw Puzzle featuring the Four Hogwarts Founders.


    HUFFLEPUFF

    Wonders of the World: This first discussion in January revolves around where you live and if it snows there?!

    Creative Club: Get a little artsy filling in this adorable furry friend sledding page with all your favorite colors!!

    DoHGaS: Lots of stuff to do over in the Department of Huffle Games and Sports! A place filled with Fun and Games for all Badgers and friends.


    GRYFFINDOR

    Wild Weather: Ooh, the weather outside is FRIGHTFUL! Why not get into some snowy day Role Play?!

    Fat Lady’s Portrait: Hang out with the lions and strike up conversation! Perhaps a book you just read, a film you've recently seen, something Harry Potter related, or just something rather silly. Whatever it is, this is the place to talk about it.

    Peeves Place: Come check out the ever-awesome, ever-amusing game section of the Gryffindor Common Room!
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