GATE Program
Gifted and Talented Education
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Enrichment Opportunities

Welcome to GATE 2019-20
February Highlights: 
  • Plan and prepare a monologue or a scene for the annual Shakespeare Scene and Monologue Competition
  • Read a book with book club - American Ace by Marilyn Nelson
  • See the ballet Beauty and the Beast at a student matinee performance with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater 
  • Judge 5th and 6th grade science projects at a science fair 
  • Work with a local author in a workshop setting - Annette Dashofy, author of Cry Wolf
  • Mentor students at SAES through the reading of a book, The War That Saved My Life 

Fairchild Challenge

Welcome to the 2019-20 Fairchild Challenge
Congratulations to our team for placing 2nd in the second challenge, "Shade Our Schools." This challenge involved recording temperatures of leaves that varied in size, shape and color. 
The third challenge, "Green Grub on the Go" is due on Friday, February 14th.  Fairchild Challenge at Phipps

Academic Summer Programs

Individual Opportunities

RMU: Women in STEM Speed Networking Event


On Friday, March 13, 2020, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm Robert Morris University's School of Engineering, Mathematics & Science would like to invite your high school girls grades 9-12 to a Women in STEM Speed Networking Event.

During the evening guests will be introduced to local female STEM professionals, students, and faculty. They will be given the opportunity to meet and ask questions to learn more about how significant the opportunity is for them in the various STEM fields. This event will also include dinner in Yorktown Hall and an opportunity for networking similar to that of speed dating. It's a great way to have a fun and guided approach to STEM career education. This is a FREE event designed to encourage and inspire your students to pursue STEM careers.

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Nature Bridge Scholarship through Alcoa 


Alcoa Foundation is partnering with NatureBridge to send high school students from Alcoa communities around the globe to explore the wilderness at Yosemite National Park in California or Olympic National Park in Washington for two weeks this summer. During these trips, 59 students will have the opportunity to think like scientists and experience the wilderness as they backpack and sleep under the stars.


Pitt - Civil Engineering Day

The event will take place on Saturday, March 28th of 2020 in Benedum Hall on the University of Pittsburgh’s Campus in Oakland. Check-in will be from 8:45-9:30 AM and will be on the first floor of the building, and there will be Pitt students there hosting tables to show the high school students some of what our competition teams do at Pitt. Some of the tables will be hosted by our Concrete Canoe team, Steel Bridge team, and Surveying team.  Activities included in last year’s event were a professor panel with presentations on their area of study/research, tours of our engineering laboratories, hands-on activities from students for different areas of concentration, and lunch provided. This year we are setting up an event with similar yet slightly different activities to encourage students who came last year to return this year.

Students are required to sign up before the event, and it is a first come, first serve basis. Students do not need to come with a chaperone. Parents and teachers are not required to come. All activities will be supervised by University students, faculty, and other approved supervisors. It is open to all high school students.

Event Sign-Up:  Pitt Civil Engineering Day Sign Up



Announcements  updated  January 29, 2020
The January calendar is available through the link on the right hand side of this page, on the Google GATE classroom and in the GATE room. Lots of opportunities for enrichment!
Mrs. Palladino will have the 9th grade GATE students in homeroom, and Mrs. Elder 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. 
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