🧭News and announcements for The McTavish International Academy Of Magical Sciences in Scotland.
2020-2021 School Year News
- 🍁September 14th, 2020: Welcome Back Professors And Students! The 2020-2021 school year begins for all grades as Autumn and Halloween approach. Headmaster Ian McTavish addresses the entire school before classes begin.
- 🎃October 30th-November 6th, 2020: Halloween Samhain Autumn Break. Many students will go home to be with their families during this sacred time of magical celebration. Those staying at school will be able to partake of the special rituals of the season.
- 🎄December 19th, 2020-January 3rd, 2021: Winter Yule Break. Those students who remain will be treated to personal Christmas gift delivery by Santa Claus along with a separate trip to North Pole City. There is also The Rebuking Of The Anti-Claus Ceremony.🎅
- ❄️January 4th, 2021: Students return from Winter Yule Break.
- 🐺January 28th, 2021: The Wolf Moon Ceremony. Features the Werewolf students showing off their mastery of transformation and personal control in defiance of the Full Moon. Together they act as a werewolf pack with the Alpha being the senior-most student possessing the best skills and grades in all classes.
- 🕳️February 2nd, 2021: Groundhog Day Ceremony. The resident Groundhog Grover comes out of his hole to predict future weather. As is the case most years it was cloudy so Grover didn’t see his shadow and Spring will arrive early. A junior coven tried to make a fake sun to trick Grover but Headmaster McTavish halted the magical activity!
- 💘February 14th, 2021: Saint Valentines Day Love Spell Contest
- 🍀March 16-18, 2021: The Magic Of Luck Seminars hosted by Leprechauns. Each student will incorporate the seminar into the curriculum of one class with the aid of their Professor. Students may spend more time with permission from a professor. March 17th will feature a visit from Saint Patrick himself!
- 🌼March 20th, 2021: Spring Equinox Ostara Ceremony. Special Guests Spring Goddess Ēostre in physical form along with The Easter Bunny!🐇
- ☘️March 21st-28th, 2021: Spring Break. Students who stay during the break may utilize the school grounds at their leisure free of any passes from dawn to the Witching Hour.
- 📜June 10th-15th, 2021 – Final Exams
- 🎓June 16th – June 17th, 2021: Graduation Ceremonies held throughout a two-day period. This includes Elementary, Intermediate, High School, Collegiate Levels, and the awarding of new Professorships at McTavish. Each school level has a Valedictorian & Salutatorian who gives a speech at their respective ceremonies around the campus. In the afternoon of the 17th the Grand Salutatorian gives the Salutation speech while the Grand Valedictorian gives the Valediction speech to the entire school. Often they are on their way to a Professorship. During the evening a grand ceremony and party takes place for all students to hear the Commencement Speaker. This year’s Commencement Speech will be given by Sorceress Supreme Elvira Winter. The top female magician on Earth who used to serve the forces of darkness. Thankfully, she saw the light and now fights for all that is right!
- 🌞June 16th – September 12th, 2021: Many students will take full or partial Summer Vacation. Others will take classes throughout the Summer. Particularity those who attend standard public or private schools throughout the year and only train in magic at McTavish for these three months. Newly minted Professors will also train during this time so they can hold their first classes in Autumn. Various orphaned students and a handful of Professors call the Magic School their full time home. Although they often leave for a time during the Summer to travel and find adventure around the world!
- 🍁September 13th, 2021: Welcome Back! The 2021-2022 school year begins for all grades as Autumn and Halloween approach. Headmaster Ian McTavish addresses the entire school before classes begin. This includes The Invocation Of Spirits Ritual. This magical ceremony calls upon fallen past Professors and Students for protection in the new school year.
2019-2020 School Year News
Incomplete as we only started reporting the Magic School News in 2020…
- ❄️January 6th, 2020: Students return from Winter Yule Break.
- 🦠Early 2020: The McTavish International Academy Of Magical Sciences continues to remain open throughout the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic! As a Supernatural school of magical masters there is no chance the disease can take hold. Is that to say that the magical community could cure Coronavirus or any other disease for that matter? Technically, they could to an extent but they are forbidden from any mass alteration of the natural order of human society as sanctioned by The Supernatural Secrecy Pact and an armada of higher dimensional beings.
- 💉April 2020: Seasoned students went on field trips around the United Kingdom to stop The Plague Doctor Cult from setting up Contamination Stations and Pandemic Parties meant to spread both Coronavirus and the dreaded Zombie Flu!
- 🎓June 16th – June 17th, 2020: Graduation Ceremonies held throughout the day. This includes Elementary, Intermediate, High School, Collegiate Levels, and the awarding of new Professorships at McTavish. The evening of the 17th includes a grand ceremony and party where all students attend to hear the Commencement Speaker. This year’s Commencement Speech will be given by Saint Nicholas Of North Pole City.
- 🌞June 16th – September 13th, 2020: Many students will take full or partial Summer Vacation. Others will take classes throughout the Summer. Particularity those who attend standard public or private schools throughout the year and only train in magic at McTavish for these three months. Newly minted Professors will also train during this time so they can hold their first classes in Autumn.