GATE Program
Gifted and Talented Education
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Fairchild Challenge
Fairchild banquet
Welcome to the 2017-18 Fairchild Challenge
A big thank you to all of the students and families who took part in Challenge #1 - Eco Edibles. We really appreciate your support!!
Click here to see the rest of the challenges for the 2017-18 school year. 
If you are artistic and creative, please consider entering Challenge #2 - Visual Art: Petals and Pollinators, due December 1st.  See Mrs. Elder or Mrs. Palladino to discuss.
Enrichment Opportunities
AIU – Allegheny Intermediate Unit- Apprenticeships

All apprenticeships except Engineering @ CMU and UPMC Nursing and Healthcare Related Fields have openings. See a GATE teacher as soon as possible if interested in pursuing an apprenticeship this school year.

A list of available apprenticeships for the 2016-17 school year is currently available @ apprenticeships.aiu3.net. There is a minimum $75 fee to apply; some apprenticeships require additional fees. Apprenticeships include a wide variety of experiences including filmmaking, zoo animal care and engineering.


Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to bring the Scholastic Awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7–12 apply in 29 categories of art and writing. In 2017, students submitted more than 330,000 works of art and writing to the Scholastic Awards. http://www.artandwriting.org/
Pittsburgh has its own regional competition which could possible lead to nationals. Deadlines are in December of 2017. There is a $5.00 fee to enter. See a GATE teacher for more information or for help in entering this contest.



Academic Summer Programs
This will be updated in the spring of 2018.
Individual Opportunities

Poetry Out Loud Competition


The Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest is sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation in partnership with state arts agencies, such as the PA Council on the Arts, across the United States. Poetry Out Loud (POL) encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition.

The 2018 Regional Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday February 3 at Pittsburgh Filmmakers Melwood Screening Room (477 Melwood Avenue). The snow date is Saturday February 10. More information is available in the documents below.


Announcements  updated October 13th, 2017
Pick up a November calendar in the GATE room beginning Monday, October 30th
Mrs. Elder will have the 10th grade GATE students in homeroom, and Mrs. Palladino will have the 9th grade GATE students for homeroom.  Please keep in mind that homeroom does not occur on a daily basis.
We will continue to meet with the GATE students on a weekly basis during the SATV block of time between 4th and 5th periods.  A current calendar of activities and events can be found under the quick links section of the website.
Seniors should report to the GATE room every Monday
Juniors should report to the GATE room every Tuesday.
Sophomores should report to the GATE room every Wednesday.
Freshmen should report to the GATE room every Thursday.
A monthly calendar will be distributed during this time the first week of every month. It is also posted electronically on the right hand side of this web page under the Quick Links section. 
This document showcases all of the Shaler Area GATE student's efforts in environmental action.
Contact Information
Mrs. Christina Palladino
Mrs. Katie Elder
Mr. Dave DiPasquale
Parents: You will soon receive an email inivting you to attend your child's GIEP meeting. A date and time for the meeting will be set in the email. Please contact us either to confirm or reschedule. 

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