Monday, August 30, 2010

The case has been cracked by GSHCC's reporters.

GS Mystery Case #1912 was opened about a month ago and has finally been solved by three of our brightest reporters. The mystery of the random Girl Scout logo that was found on a brick wall located on 16th street near highway 50 now has a story.

Esme, a former Girl Scout, said that wall was her Girl Scout Gold Award project in November of 1995. She helped a Cadette troop design and plan a mural, and got permission from the mini storage to paint their mural and logo on their brick wall. The one stipulation was that it was only going to be there for one year and then painted over, but the company changed their mind and it has been there almost 15 years!

Have you been wondering about something in your community that is Girl Scout related? Is there a sign, or plague that you must know the story behind? If so, let us know at and we'll crack the case!
Below is a photo of Esme and her two future Girl Scouts:

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Get Great Grades This Year

Want to get better grades this year but you are not sure how?
Here are some tips to help make school a little easier, and maybe even (gasp) fun!

Don’t leave your studying for the night before- you won’t remember anything the next day. Not only will you be super tired from saying up all night trying to cram everything in, there’s NO WAY you’ll remember everything.

Make flashcards with vocab, formulas or key ideas you need to know. Quiz yourself if you have a break in class or while you’re waiting for school to start, and it will save you from having to hide a bad test score.

GRAB A FRIEND! This makes studying fun (as long as you don’t wander off your studying too much), and you are able to remember and understand things a lot better when you’re able to discuss it with someone. Or get a whole group together to meet once a week to study and take turns asking each other questions.

Step away from the computer and no one will get hurt. We all know how addicting email, IM, and Facebook can be, but take a break. Don’t try to multitask because we all know how much work actually gets done while you’re chatting with your friends. Get on when you’re taking a break from working, and set a timer for a few minutes so you remember to get back to your homework. When everything is completed, then sign back on.

If you have any other tips that work, leave me a comment! Can’t wait to hear from you!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

National Tell a Joke Day

Did you know today is National Tell a Joke Day?

Tell your best joke to your friends and family, and send it to me to! The best joke will be posted on Wednesday and the winner gets a prize.

Here's my favorite joke:
What do you call a three-legged cow? (highlight the line below for the answer)


Leave me a comment or email with your best joke!