Welcome, one and all, to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. If you are Muggle-born, and do not know of Hogwarts, fear not. I will tell you all you need to know. Hogwarts is a school of magic. Here at Hogwarts, we teach you how to use magic, and how to control magic. And, I would like to remind you all to make sure you have the following items: Your wand, your required spellbooks, a pet of your choice, your own school robes, and your desire to learn. You will find all these items at their respective shops in Diagon Alley. However, I do sincerily hope you bring your desire to learn from home, as I do not believe there are any shops where you can purchase it. Enjoy!
***REMEMBER: Once you have been sorted into your house and have picked out your wand, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject of the email is to be Hogwarts. In your email, make sure you specify your username, the email you used to sign up, which House you have been Sorted into (take a picture of the screen using the "print screen" key on your keyboard and paste on Paint, or any other picture managing software), and the number of the wand you chose. Also, please include your wand's description. If this information is not sent, you will NOT be able to post on your House Board, be able to apply to become Prefect or Head Boy/Girl, become a member of the Quidditch team, and your name will not be listed in the House List. PLEASE DO NOT LIE, BECAUSE I WILL KNOW!!!
As an added precaution, only 5 people a month will be allowed to join each House. Please list your House preferences in case the House you were Sorted into is full. If your preferences are not listed, you will be placed into the House with the most vacancies. PLEASE DO NOT LIE, BECAUSE I WILL KNOW!!!
Which House will you be Sorted into? Read about each one below!
Will you be in Gryffindor? "Where dwell the brave at heart. Their daring nerve and chivalry set Gryffindors apart!" -Sorting Hat
Gryffindor House values courage, chivalry, and nerve. Although they are sometimes mischievous, they always stick up for what's right in the end. However, all Gryffindors are not good: Peter Pettigrew was in this noble House, yet he started to work for Voldemort.
Will you be in Slytherin? "You'll make your real friends. Those cunning folks use any means to achieve their ends!" -Sorting Hat
Slytherin House values ambition, cunning, and slyness. Also, Slytherin house looks for purebloods. Even though it is said that "there's not one witch or wizard in Slytherin that hasn't gone bad," there have been some good guys. Severus Snape, Professor Slughorn, and even Andromeda Tonks were in Slytherin.
Will you be in Ravenclaw? "If you've a steady mind. Where those of wit and learning will always find their kind!" -Sorting Hat
Ravenclaw House values intelligence, knowledge, and wit. Although Ravenclaw house is neither good nor evil, it does sprout some cruelty when Harry Potter was accused of being the heir of Slytherin and when he turned up in the Triwizard Tournament. Sometimes even brave and courageous students find themselves in this house, like Luna Lovegood.
Will you be in Hufflepuff? "Where they are just and loyal. Those patient Hufflepuffs are true and unafraid of toil!" -Sorting Hat
Hufflepuff House values loyalty, patience, hard work, and justice. Although Hufflepuffs are generally kind and passive, they are not definitely good or definitely evil. Although Hufflepuff is usually underestimated by the other houses, it has been the house of some remarkable students, like Cedric Diggory.