How it all begins...
The Sorting Ceremony will take place in the Great Hall at Hogwarts on September 13, 2017. Registered students will depart the Millhopper Branch Library with a stop in Diagon Alley before arriving at Hogwarts for the official sorting.
Visit Ollivander's Wand Shop to get your wand and check out some of the other school supplies you can pick up at the shops around Diagon Alley.
After arriving at Hogwarts for the Sorting Ceremony, each witch and wizard will have the Sorting Hat placed upon his or her head. The Sorting Hat will magically determine in which of the four houses you belong.
Or...How to earn House points. Please note that you are limited to earning a total of 10 points per month.
Attending library programs designated as specifically Millhopper School of Witchcraft and Wizardry classes will earn you 3 House points.
The Classes here at Millhopper
OWLs: Harry Potter Book Trivia each month will focus on a different book, but be warned the questions come from the books NOT the movies
Movie Exercise Challenge: Watch one movie each month and see if you have what it takes to keep up with our exercise challenge
We will also have classes throughout the year to focus on specific coursework. These are but a few.
- Care of Magical Creatures
- Defense Against the Dark Arts
- History of Magic
Muggle Studies points are earned by attending non-Millhopper School of Witchcraft and Wizardry programs at Millhopper or by attending programs at other Alachua County Library locations. Simply get your Student ID stamped at the other locations and bring it back to Millhopper to get your House points.
Muggle Studies classes are worth 2 points.
THE HOUSE CUP
Who Will Win the Inaugural Year?
At the end of April, we will have a Graduation Ceremony/Party. Participants will receive a diploma for completing the year. The House Cup will be awarded to the House who has earned the most points.
The trophy, along with the House Flag, will be displayed at the Millhopper Library until the next year of Millhopper School of Witchcraft and Wizardry begins.
The Fall Schedule of Classes
Check our monthly calendar guides for any updates and changes
September: The Sorcerer’s Stone
September 13, 2017: The Sorting Ceremony
September 20, 2017: Dumbledore’s Army (Teen Advisory Group—TAG)
September 23, 2017: Harry Potter Movie Workout Challenge
September 26, 2017: Harry Potter OWLs Book Trivia
October: The Chamber of Secrets
October 4, 2017: Transfigurations Class (teen upcycle craft)
October 7, 2017: Harry Potter Movie Workout Challenge
October 16 - 19, 2017 Defense Against the Dark Arts (RADkids - GPD) This is a 4-day long commitment
October 18, 2017: Dumbledore’s Army (TAG)
October 23, 2017: Harry Potter OWLs Book Trivia
October 26, 2017: Care of Magical Creatures (K-9 Police)
October 31, 2017: Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington’s Deathday Party
November: The Prisoner of Azkaban
November 1, 2017: Care of Magical Creatures (Santa Fe Zoo)
November 15, 2017: Dumbledore’s Army (TAG)
November 16, 2017: Defense Against the Dark Arts (Capoeira Academy of Gainesville - Teen)
November 11, 2017: Harry Potter Movie Workout Challenge
November 18, 2017: Harry Potter OWLs Book Trivia
December: The Goblet of Fire
December 2, 2017: Harry Potter Movie Workout Challenge
December 13, 2017: Harry Potter OWLs Book Trivia
December 20, 2017: The Second Annual Yule Ball
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