Classes have started, the OWL proposal thread is open, and Quidditch is gearing up. Don't forget to WIP the First for a great badge and submit your OWL if your proposal is ready. Also keep in mind as you peruse class prompts that the Head of House challenge is to turn in something before the 10th for a special badge and the security of preserving your sorting priority.
There's an exciting new thread in Gryffindor, the Knight Bus, where you can find class summaries and turn in suggestions. If you like badges, this is also the place to find every badge a class is eligible for.
Get out there, turn in those classes, collect portraits, and most importantly HAVE FUN! ROAR!