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Fairchild Challenge
Welcome to the 2017-18 Fairchild Challenge
Thank you to all who participated in a challenge this year. Please celebrate with us at the Fairchild Challenge banquet at Phipps Conservatory - Wednesday, May 23rd at 6:00pm. Invitations were sent via email to students who participated. Our students will be recognized for placing in several challenges. In addition, overall points awards will be given. We do not yet know if we will win one of those, but we are hopeful!  
Enrichment Opportunities
  • Heinz History Center Military Experience Class - Friday, April 27th (Planning day is during lunches on Wednesday, April 25th) 
  • JA DAY - Friday, May 11th - This is an hour long program with guests from Rite Aid pharmacy. Sign up in the GATE room.  
  • Book Club - The Duel: THe Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr - Wednesday, May 2nd during lunches
  • 4th grade visits the greenhouse -Thursday, May 3rd (Planning day is during lunches on Tuesday, May 1st)
  • Apprenticeships through the Alleghney Intermediate Unit - Information & application available beginning May 1st  http://apprenticeships.aiu3.net/



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.  
Summer Camps @ RMU - See Mrs. Elder for more details if you are interested.
                                          Music and STEM Summer Camp

=         July 10 - 13, 2018

=         10:00am-3:00pm

=        $100

Girls in STEM Research Summer Camp

=         July 10 - 12, 2018

=         10:00am - 3:00pm

=        $100

o   Please answer the Questionnaire with this application

Animatronics Summer Camp

=         July 30 - August 3, 2018

=         9:00am – 3:00pm 

=        $100

Electro-Optics Summer Camp

=         July 31 - August 3, 2018

=         10:00am-3:00pm

=        $100 

Individual Opportunities

Announcements  updated  May 17, 2018
Complete your end of the year GATE calendar 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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