Our Official School Name: Copher’s School of Mishaps and Mayhem

Since we homeschool our kids we can name our “school” whatever we want.  So, as a family infatuated with Harry Potter, we wanted something reminiscent of Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  My husband came up with our official school name: Copher’s School of Mishaps and Mayhem.  It’s mostly just for us, because we think it’s awesome to have an official school name, and even more awesome that it’s such a cool one.  When using official correspondence regarding our school (which happens once in a blue moon) we use our acronym: CSMM.  Do you have an official school name for your homeschool?


Keeping with the Harry Potter theme, we also keep track of “house” points, which are awarded and removed based on behavior.  Beans or marbles or pebbles in a jar work wonderfully as house points.  There are three houses; Arcturus, Vega, and Polaris (named after stars), with the houses divided according to bedroom assignments. The house cup is awarded quarterly.

When giving out grades we assign O.W.L.s, instead of ordinary A,B,C grades. O=outstanding, E=exceptional, A=acceptable, P=poor, D=dreadful, T=troll. O.W.L.s are assigned quarterly as well. We have an end of term feast coming up at the end of this month. Woo Hoo!

What do you do to make your homeschool more fun?

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