WE ARE BF
This is where you can meet the staff of Ben Franklin Middle School and learn more about them!
An Interview With Mrs. Sienkowski
Question: Do you miss Central and how do you like BF?
I really miss Central a lot, but it’s wonderful to be here at BF with all of our amazing students and staff. I’m having a blast!
Question: What do you want learn about middle schools and their students?
I would like to learn about each of our students and what they are interested in.
Question: How many years have you been a principal?
I have been a principal for 3 years now.
Question: Who inspired you as a child in middle school?
I have had a lot of teachers who were caring and kind, but too many to list! I also really liked my middle school principals.
Question: When did you realize that you wanted to be a principal?
I realized I wanted to be a principal when Mr Sergant told me I should go for it.
Question: What was your favorite sport growing up?
Basketball and Cross Country
Question: What was your favorite subject in middle school?
My favorite subject in middle school was language arts.
Question: If you were a superhero what powers would you have, and what would your name be?
Great question! I would like to have the superpower of healing. I’d take away all sickness, hurt, and pain. My name would be Super Sienk!
Question: If you could choose another job what would it be?
There is no job I’d rather have than the one I do right now. I love my job and feel fortunate to be doing what I love.
Question: Who’s your favorite superhero and why?
My favorite superhero is Wonder Woman. She has strength and wisdom and promotes justice.
Question: What are your favorite things to do outside of school?
Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, and running.
Question: Do you like to go outside and go camping?
I love being outdoors and camping! I find it so relaxing and I love spending this time with my family and friends.
Question: What’s your favorite food, and why?
My favorite food is popcorn because it is a tasty snack.
When you were growing up what was your favorite sport to play?
I loved playing basketball, football, and baseball with my friends when I was growing up.
What’s the most beautiful spot you have ever been to?
The most beautiful spot I’ve been to is Colorado. The mountains and rivers are so amazing to see.
How many states have you been to and which one was your favorite?
I’ve been to a lot of states, but my favorite is Florida. I have been going for vacations since I was little.
What have been the best moments in your life?
The best moments of my life were when my kids were born.
What was the scariest moment of your life?
The scariest moment of my life was when I was on a huge roller coaster at Cedar Point.
When have you felt the most pride?
I have felt the most pride when I hear about something nice my kids and students have done.
An Interview With Mr. Slater
Ava C. and Abbi G.
So the other day I sat down with Mr. Slater for an interview, and asked him a couple of questions. Did you know that he’d rather be a human than an alien? Or that if he was a superhero, he’d be able to freeze time? Some of the answers I got were not what you’d think they’d be.
I asked him a couple questions about work, and a couple questions about himself. I asked him what he started out as in his career. He responded with, “I started out as a teacher at the high school in 2009 teaching social studies.” He also had that moment of “I know what I want to do with my life” in middle school. He said it was because he had good teachers, and it was a lot of fun. He’s actually still close to some of his teachers today.
Since Mr. Slater has been our assistant principal, he’s learned about how social lunch actually is. He’s also learned about “how cool middle school kids are.”, his words, not mine. When he was a kid like us, he wanted to be a baseball player or a race car driver. He’d also be a race car driver if he absolutely had to choose a different job. I guess some dreams just never die.
The last question I asked him about him being a kid was one of the things he remembers doing as a kid. He said it was was that he’d play with the kids he grew up with in his neighborhood. He’d also play sports outside. He carried some of those things to his adult life with his kids. When he’s not doing anything related to work, he’s hanging out or playing sports with his kids. He’ll also go on vacations with his family. But if he were the last living person on Earth, he’d be relaxing.
That was my interview with Mr. Slater! I hope you’ve learned something new about our new assistant principal while reading this article. I seriously appreciate you reading this article if you’ve read until the end. Have a great day!
Interview with Mr. Yeager
By Elizabeth VK
1. If you won the million dollar lottery what would you buy?
Pay off debt, buy my Mom and Dad a house, and travel the world.
2. If you could stay anywhere in the world for a week where would it be?
Difficult question, perhaps England.
3. If you could be any superhero who would you be?
4. Why did you decide to become a teacher?
I love learning, also the creative outlet teaching provides. As well as working with students eager to learn,
5. What is your favorite movie?
Tough question, I love film and old classics. I would say anything off of AFI Top 100 List.
6. Do you have any weird habits?
Biting my nails.
7. If you could be any age forever what age would you be?
Forever young but with the wisdom of someone who has lived a long life
8. Do you like hot weather or cold weather?
Cold weather, I love sweaters.
9. If you could teach any subject about anything what would it be?
Rock N Roll and Civil Rights.
10. If you could master a skill in a day what would it be.
How to film, direct, and edit a film.
Interview With Mr.Treptow
Today I interviewed Mr. Treptow, a 7th grade teacher who teaches science, and did you know he has been working at BF for 21 years. WOW! That’s a lot of years. Did you also know that he wanted to be 4 other jobs besides a teacher. The jobs are computer eneerier, pilot, astronaut, and a volcanologists. Aren’t those some amazing jobs! Mr. Treptow has always wanted to go visit hawaii, alaska, and Yosemiti. Those are nice places. If Mr. Treptow had the chance he would visit the moon. He would like to explore and learn about new things outside of Earth. Did you know that Mr. Treptow does not believe in ghosts. That is interesting. You want to know something else cool about Mr. Treptow, if he had to eat one food for the rest of his life, it would be steak burritos. Those sound delicious.
If you already didn’t know, Mr. Treptow’s daughter is starting to head off to college. HE is feeling very nervous about sending her off. I would feel nervous if I had to let my kid go to college and grow up too. Eventually you have to send them let them go and explore the world on their own. Now enough about college, lets talk about why Mr. Treptow became a teacher in the first place. Mr. Treptow used to work on the homework hotline. That is where you tutor kids on the phone. Anyway, he enjoyed helping kids, so that is why he became a teacher. He wants to continue helping kids. Last but not least, if Mr. Treptow could teach any other subject, it would be ethier computer science, or math. Well, that’s all for this interview. Hope you liked learning about the wonder teacher Mr. Treptow as much as I did.