Welcome to Hogwarts! I'm very glad to see all the familiar faces wandering the halls getting reacquainted with friends. And I'm happy to see a few new faces. There is a look of confusion on some of those new faces. Don't worry...you'll know your way around Hogwarts in no time.
For all the new students at Hogwarts, I am Wisteria Lovegood, Deputy Headmistress. Winifred Wartbobble, our beloved Headmistress, is on sabbatical and while she is away, I am taking her place. (I have heard rumors that her cousin may be gracing the halls of Hogwarts this term though.) I am a graduate of Hogwarts, having spent all my years in Ravenclaw Tower. My right hand is Siobhan Mooney. We can usually be found with our heads together somewhere. I will warn you that we do have eyes in the back of our heads!
I'm excited about this term at Hogwarts. Siobhan will be coordinating SPEW. She will be making an announcement soon and explaining to all new students exactly what SPEW is. Lizzie Wychwood and Emma Wigworthy will again be coordinating Dueling Club. I'm sure you will also be hearing from them shortly. Remember, Dueling Club is optional.
The biggest change this term will be Quidditch. There will be at least one mandatory training session before the first matches begin. There is a tentative calendar in the sidebar listing dates of matches. Heads of House, make note of the dates of your matches so your Houses will be ready.
For all new students, there will be a probation period for you during which time we will monitor your participation and your homework assignments. I don't anticipate there will be a problem, but we don't want anyone to get so overwhelmed that they disappear. Please feel free to ask for help if you need it. Your Heads of House, Prefects, Siobhan and I are all available for questions.
Now, for your first homework assignment:
Posting to your blog is a weekly requirement. So this week your assignment is to list the 3 characters you like for your character kit and tell us why you chose them, why they appeal to you, what qualities they have that you admire, etc. This will also give your spoilers an opportunity to see what it is you like when they are making decisions on what to include in your character kit.
You must post to your blog by Saturday, April 3, at midnight Pacific time.
Remember, if you do not post to your blog for 2 consecutive weeks you will be dropped from the swap. If you anticipate you will not be able to post during any week, your Heads of House must be told in advance and we will determine if a pass can be granted. We will only grant a limited number of passes. No one will be granted more than one pass except for extraordinary situations.
Let the fun begin!