I am proud to announce the new members of the Slug Club. These students have gone above and beyond for the Fall Semester with each completing an impressive 15 or more Class, Advanced Studies, SPEW, and/or Challenge projects!!
Our new Slug Club Members are: jenleahlynn, Mistress Jennie, tiamatfire, Whistlefish, Acadian Driftwood, gaudiknight, jillybeans, J_Kieviet, midkiffsjoy, Moonflame, FiberAlchemist, jellybean89, Magpirate, noodle-bug, inselaeffchen!
Congratulations Slug Club! Here's your special badge for making it in...
Display & Wear it with pride!
If you think your name was left off in error, PM Headmistress Mistress Jennie. New members of Slug Club will be announced at the end of the Winter Semester. Qualifications for entry changes each term to reflect those students who go above and beyond in their HPC crafting. The Slug Club Committee uses number of completed projects, amazing crafty magic, and adherence to HPC guidelines as determination factors.
The Fall Semester lasted 90 days. 32 Students were enrolled at Hogwarts. 372 Projects were Posted for House Points!!
That is an amazing average of around 4.1 projects a day and 11 projects per student!
Many students also took up the challenge of OWLs and NEWTs. Three OWLs and one NEWT were completed during the Spring Semester. To those who completed their Advanced Studies, Congratulations & Well Done!
Welcome to the Winter 2014/2015 End of Term Feast! For the next few days, we will celebrate the Winter accomplishments of HPCers. A few of the awards to be announced are: Slug Club Members, House Cup, & Diagon Alley Prizes.
Heads of Houses, Professors, & Staff, please feel free to recognize and award your housemates & students for their accomplishments.
Reminder for everyone, that this semester of the Harry Potter Craftalong closes tonight! It officially closes at midnight Headmistress Time, aka Central Standard Time. No project submissions made after that time will be counted for House Points. Please remember that you must have a completed Header and a photograph with each submission. (For all cooking projects you must also have posted a complete recipe, or a link to a complete recipe. See page 1 of the thread for details/clarification on "complete recipe".) Submissions with incomplete Headers or missing photos will NOT be counted.
The Spring Semester will begin tomorrow morning. I will post a notice once it has officially opened. Probably around 8:00 or 10:00 am, Headmistress Time/CST. Please be so kind as to not post there until that time. (Unless you are a Professor, claiming a classroom spot.)
Finally, the End of Term Feast will start sometime tomorrow, and run for a few days, during which there will be announcements of achievements, prize drawings, etc. Please watch for this! TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN A PRIZE, you MUST list the country you live in, in your Craftster profile. I know that privacy on the internet is an issue, and I do not ask you to list your specific location. Locations of "Hogwarts", "Narnia", "the TARDIS", etc, might be funny, but they are not acceptable for the prize drawing. The reason for this is that each of the folks who donates a prize in the drawings has limits on where then can afford ship to. I cannot make decisions about those prizes, if I don't know where the recipient is. There are a few folks in the Craftalong that have been passed over for prizes several semesters in a row, because they didn't bother to comply with this rule.
We're going to try to pair people up this afternoon. Meanwhile, there is no way for us to know who's swapped with whom out of this illustrious group without a lot of background work. If you wish, feel free to pm us this morning with a list of people you've already swapped with so that we can try to match you with someone new. If you don't mind re-swapping with past partners, there's no need to contact us. It's an imperfect system, but we take partnering pretty seriously, so we're going to do our best for everyone.