GATE Program
Gifted and Talented Education
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Fairchild Challenge

Welcome to the 2018-19 Fairchild Challenge
Congratulations on winning 1st place overall in the Fairchild Challenge for 2017-18! Great work!!!
Click here are the challenges for the 2018-19 school year.
Challenge #2 is due Friday, December 7th! 

Enrichment Opportunities

Highlights for December 2018
  • Calendar avaialable on Monday, December 3rd
  • Mock Trial meetings - all month; competition at Duquesne University on Friday, January 4th
  • Try out some new veggies, fruits or herbs/spices by participating in our Winter Farm Share (Thursday, December 6th - 1st delivery and Thursday, December 20th - 2nd delivery. Stop by the GATE room to pick out some food to take home and share 
  • See how you can make a change on the international, nation and local level. "Making Change" speaker series with Mr. Haberman's classes - Guests speakers include Ms. Bridget, Laughlin, a member of the US Department of State, Ms. Sarah Innamorato, PA House of Representatives, 21st district, and Mr. Jim Burn, former mayor of Millvale. See a GATE teacher for dates and details.
  • Attend a workshop on a variety of neuroscience topics with speakers from the University of Pittsburgh on Tuesday, December 11th.
  • Bring holiday cheer to others by participating in our Buddy Program Secret Santa. Lists and requests available in the GATE room. 
  • Read American Born Chinese by Gene Yang for December book club, our first graphic novel selection!
  •  Solve puzzles (and learn strategies for solving puzzles) at a NACLO workshop at Pine-Richland



Academic Summer Programs

Summer Opportunities will be placed here in the spring of 2019.

Individual Opportunities


Announcements  updated  December 3, 2018
Pick up a December Calendar on Monday, December 3rd
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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