Gifted And Talented Education
Gifted and Talented Education
Grades 4, 5 and 6


Mrs. Heather Oros 
Teacher of the Gifted
Activities Director 
Mr. Michael D. Penn
Teacher of the Gifted
STEAM Coordinator

(E-mail is infinitely better than telephone for us, but if you must...)
Voice Mail:    (412) 492-1200 x 3659 (Oros) or x 3665 (Penn) 

GATE Class Schedule for 2019-2020

4th Grade

DAYS 1, 2, 3

5th Grade

DAYS 2, 3, 4

6th Grade

DAYS 1,4 5


DAY 6 

Pringles Challenge Video 2018-19


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SAES Advanced Math Stock Market Activity

Currently in GATE Class

Mr. Penn selected to go to Antarctica.   One of Five Educators Selected
 Follow his adventure through the following archived links:



Good luck to the students participating in the Science Fair at the High School on Feb. 28th.  More information is listed below:



 Enrichment Book Club with High School GATE Students (pd. 8 & 9)

For students who signed up for Enrichment Book Club, you will need to get permission form signed by teachers and return it by the Wed. before the event.  http://filecabinet.eschoolview.com/CD7089C6-9260-4196-8E9C-B5E8FB53B6C3/EnrichmentBookClubPermissionForm.docx


Great job to everyone who participated in the 4-6th Grade GATE Geography Bee!  Abby Maher won our school competition! 


Students are working in Google Classroom format and are navigatimng to appropriate links for independent task options.   The 5th and 6th students are working on self-selected Independent Study Project and will have class time to work on them.   All projects are due by April 16th.  4th grade students are working in small groups to solve a logic-mystery puzzles, earning detective badges and then be working on solving different crimes.

Great job to the 6th grade GATE Chess Team at the tournament which took place at Hampton Middle School.



JA Day on May 10, 2019

Shaler Area Elementary School will participate in Junior Achievement again this year. Junior Achievement (JA) is a youth development organization with the core purpose to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
We are asking for parent volunteers and people from the community to participate in volunteering their time for this event on May 15, 2020. If you would like to learn more about Junior Achievement or have questions about the specifics of this event, please contact Heather Oros at orosh@sasd.k12.pa.us  .

Link to Junior Achievement:

Book Orders for GATE Students

Scholastic Book Orders are due by 11/20/18.

Students can now order books at their reading level, either on line or by picking up a booklet within the GATE room.  If you are ordering online, please go to scholastic.com/bookclubs

Class Activation Code: H8VRW

Follow these steps in order to gain access to great reading.  Best of all, we earn a FREE book for the classroom library every time a
parent places an order online. I will include these books as incentives within
the GATE classroom.

It’s so simple! Here’s how it works:
at www.scholastic.com/bookclubs. On
the parent page, register by clicking click the “Don’t have a user name or
password?” link. When prompted, enter the one-time Class Activation Code
shown above. This unique code ensures that your order is sent to me. SELECT
the books you’d like to order—choose from thousands of titles—many more
than in our monthly flyers. SEND
your order to me online by the due date and your child’s books will be
delivered directly to my classroom. Ordering
online is fast, easy, and secure.

Of course, you can still order using the form from the printed flyer. But why not
see for yourself how convenient it is to order online?

Thank you,
Mrs. Oros

Lexile Information

 Students take the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) assessment a couple times throughout the year.  Students learn about their Lexile.  To find books at an independent reading level, a student should read books 100-150 below their Lexile score.  Additionally, if the student has a higher Lexile, the library may not have a lot of selection at that level.  As long as the GATE student is reading at the appropriate grade level Lexile and above that is fine.  We are currently trying to compile a list of books with a high text complexity and appropriate age appropriate content for students who have above 1100 Lexile.  Any questions, come ask us.  Trouble finding books, check out www.lexile.com to find books in the appropriate Lexile range.


IKS Titan Simulator

Throughout the year there might be different visitors from outside the district wanting to learn more about the IKS Titan Simulator. Students who are having GATE class at a time of a visit will assist with discussing the different positions within the simulator and model how everyone on the simulator needs to work together in order to be successful in problem solving.  



Quick Links

Activities Website

To view the daily announcements or other activities occurring within the building, please go to the Activities
Office Website.
If you have any questions about clubs, intramurals or other activities at
SAES please feel free to contact
Heather Oros                                              Activities Director      ext. 3531
Amy Bodenlos                                            Activities Secretary     ext. 3530

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