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Fairchild Challenge
Welcome to the 2017-18 Fairchild Challenge
Congratulations to Emily Ehrenberger and PJ Squirefor placing FIRST in Challenge #3 - Eco Lots.
Challenge #5 is Environmental Action. We need good writers to help us explain the activities that have happend throughout the year. It is due Friday, April 28th.
Click here to see the rest of the challenges for the 2017-18 school year. 
Enrichment Opportunities
  • Peer Mentoring with SAES students - Thursday, March 22nd - this is the second session for this program.
  • Pharmacy Career Day - Thursday, March 22nd - This is an hour long program with guests from Rite Aid pharmacy. Sign up in the GATE room.  
  • Book Club - Maggot Moon - Monday, March 26th  during lunches
  • Green lesson with the preschool kids~  Thursday, March 22nd during 4th period



Academic Summer Programs
Application Deadline  May 1    
Notification of Admission and Course Placement  May 15, 2018    
Program Dates  July 22–August 4, 2018    
The Cook Honors College hosts IUP’s Summer Honors Program (SHP), where talented rising high school juniors and seniors get a first-hand look at life on campus. It’s a unique opportunity to explore college classes. You’ll make new friends, learn more about higher education, and feel a connection with other scholars.    The living-learning environment in our residence hall will bring you together with students from across the country, giving you a sense of what your first year of college will be like. Our peer counselors will be there with you to share their experience in single-gender wings of Northern Suites.    Attend classes that are dynamic, motivating, and interactive. Sessions are taught by experienced IUP faculty who will guide your explorations and give you a sense of what college will be like.              
Half of your day will be spent in the interdisciplinary Honors Core Course.       All students will tackle some of the most basic and debated questions of human existence, such as “How do we discern the good from the bad?” or “What do we know? What do we believe? Is there a difference?” in the Interdisciplinary Honors Core Course. Working with professors from literature, philosophy, history, biology, and the fine arts provides a unique opportunity for a synthesis of ideas. You will be challenged to develop critical thinking skills through the analysis of great scholars’ arguments, group discussions, writing, and group presentations.      
The other half of your day will immerse you in the field you find most exciting.       Choose from Discipline-based Courses such as:      Biochemistry  Business    English: The Science and Nature of Shakespeare Through the 21st Century  Electro-optics    Mathematics  Nanochemistry  Political Communication  Psychology  World War II in America    You will find there is more to student life than going to class. Check out the planetarium, the music hall, library, local pizza places, and coffee shops. Plus, find out about campus clubs and organizations. This is your chance to explore the university and town of Indiana in a fun and supportive setting.       Even if IUP is not the right college for you, SHP will help distinguish you as a student who pursued a college experience while still in high school.  
  • 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.


    GATE News
    Announcements  updated  March 14, 2018
    Pick up a March calendar in the GATE room now!
    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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