CLOSED - Wednesday, February 20, 2019 

Due to deteriorating weather conditions, Shaler Area School District will be closed on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. 


Fairchild Challenge

Welcome to the 2018-19 Fairchild Challenge
Congratulations to Jamie Eichmiller, Caitlin Fedorek, Dakota Carr, Olivia Jarzynka, and Hannah Coleman for placing 3rd in Fairchild Challenge #3: Invasive Species Infographic!
Congratulations as well to Emily Ehrenberger for earning a special merit in Fairchild Challenge #3: Invasive Species Infographic! 
Click here for the challenges for the 2018-19 school year.
Challenge #4 is due Friday, March 29th. Sign up now in the GATE room to participate in Sustainable Event Planning: "Take Earth to Prom." Plan a "green" prom or party for your school.
GATE Program
Gifted and Talented Education
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Enrichment Opportunities

Highlights for February 2019
  • Calendar avaialable on Monday, February 4th
  • Mock Trial - state wide team - will compete at the City/County Building (downtown) on Monday, February 4th (prosecution) and  Monday, February 11th (defense)
  • Try out some new veggies, fruits or herbs/spices by participating in our Winter Farm Share (Thursday, Febraury 14th). Stop by the GATE room to pick out some food to take home and share. 
  • Read Turtles All the Way Down  by John Geen for February book club
  • Discuss first-hand war experiences with veterans at our annual US Military Experience Class on Tuesday, February 5th  
  • To Be or Not to Be? Participate in the Shakespeare Scene and Monologue Competition at the Pittsburgh Public Theater on Tuesday, February 5th! 
  • Try your hand at playwriting, stage combat and other theater experiences at the Theater Arts Workshop on Wednesday, February 13th  
  • Interested in real life financial planning with a career, salary and expenses. Local credit union professionals will be guiding this experience at the Financial Reality Fair (juniors and seniors only!)  Friday, February 15th
  • Enjoy Valentine's Day with our buddies and the buddy program on Wednesday, February 13th 
  • Tour the Medical Examiner's Office and hear about careers in the field of forensic science on Tuesday, February 26th
  • Buy and trade stock in the annual Stock Market Game - February 4th - April 12th  
  • Be a juror for a college level mock trial at the Federal Building in the 56th Annual Academny of Trial Lawyers competition
  • Learn about Morocco and  Ethiopia then participate in the Model African Union at Pitt on April 2nd (must sign up by 2/28)
  • Volunteer to help with our first science fair for SAES students on the evening of Thursday, February 28th  
  • Be a part of an eco-action team in conjunction with the Borough of Etna. Sign up in the GATE room. 



Academic Summer Programs

STEM Girls Entrepreneur Camp at the Carnegie Science Center
This year we are very excited to announce that the Science Center is offering a brand new summer camp for girls ages 14-18! The STEM Girls Entrepreneur Camp will run July 1-3 and August 12-14. In this three-day intensive camp, girls will learn what it means to be an entrepreneur while discovering the real-world applications of science, technology, engineering, and math. See how a new idea is cultivated when you explore user-needs, create innovation designs, and learn how to market your start-up business. Utilize digital fabrication technologies in Carnegie Science Center’s FabLab, including 3D printing, vinyl cutting, and laser cutting to prototype your design.     Register Today:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              STEM Girls Entreprenuer Camp   

Individual Opportunities


Announcements  updated  February 4, 2019
Pick up a February Calendar now!!
Mrs. Elder will have the 9th grade GATE students in homeroom, and Mrs. Palladino will have the 10th 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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