Sheffield Spotlight

September 23, 2022

Harry Potter House Sorting Ceremony in Mr. Howes Classroom

Mr. Howes states, "I have a Harry Potter themed classroom to share my love of reading and Harry Potter with my students. As such, it was important to me that the students were sorted into the four houses that exist at Hogwarts- Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, Slytherin and Hufflepuff. I gave a Sorting Test the week before in order to figure out what house each student was in. Before the sorting ceremony, I taught a short lesson on stereotypes- what they are, where they come from and why they can be harmful. I then taught them about the characteristics of witches and wizards in each of the four houses and some common stereotypes of each of the houses. In order to have some "magic" at the ceremony, I put food coloring in the bottom of plastic cups. After it had dried, I covered it with baking soda and added white vinegar to make the "potions" bubble with the color of the house each student had been sorted into."

These pictures capture the excitement and energy in the classroom during this learning activity! Congratulations to Hogwarts newest Wizards!


Lost and Found

There are a number of lost and found items already. They are located in the cafeteria. If your student is missing an item, please have them look during the school day or at our upcoming open house. Please label their items as that will help us return them.

Upcoming Events

First Friends of Sheffield Meeting - September 26 from 6:00-6:45 pm

In person in the Cafeteria or Virtual at

Early Dismissal - September 28, 2022 at noon

"Opening Ceremonies" Sheffield Open House - September 29, 2022 from 6:00-7:00
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Friends of Sheffield (FOS)

Our first meeting will be Monday, September 26th from 6:00-6:45 PM and will be held in-person as well as virtually. The meet link can be found here: If you need childcare, please contact in advance so we can make arrangements.

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