Name: Jonathan Senko
Grades: 7th through 12th
Subjects: Integrated Technology, Computer Animation/Game Design, and Video Production
Rooms: 203 and the TV Studio/BlackBox
Phone: (724) 857-7515 ext. 4203 or 4118
Born at Magee Hospital in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Mr. Senko has lived in Western Pennsylvania his entire life. After graduating from Slippery Rock University, he attended graduate school at Robert Morris University to obtain teacher certification. Prior to obtaining a teaching position at Aliquippa Junior-Senior High School, he taught at risk adjudicated youth in Allegheny County and was trained through Classrooms for the Future to work as the Technology Coordinator for a charter school. Mr. Senko is currently working towards a master's degree in instructional leadership, while working with the students of Aliquippa to make them and the school successful.
Secondary English, Business-Computer-Information Technology, and Communications
I became a teacher to help people. Students across the country are slowly losing the drive to gain an education. For many, school is a place they are told to go to everyday, but what they can't see is the choice. They choose to get on the bus or walk to school. They choose to go to class. They choose to graduate. Aliquippa has the potential to mold the student population into respectable members of society, but only if the students choose to respect their school. We need every student to take their share of responsibility to make their school better. Students need to choose to learn. Students need to choose education over wasting time and acting out. I am going to do everything I can to build upon the positive choices our students make. Aliquippa has a long history of achievement, and with the help of the students, the parents/guardians, and the community, we can work to change our school for the better. Students need a learning environment that focuses on the professional expectations they will see as they move out of high school and into society. Aliquippa maintains many policies that govern what is appropriate and acceptable, and I will make it my task to enforce those policies, especially those that work toward professionalism including language, dress code, being on time, being prepared, and respect (for self, community, and school).
1. Be on time (late = no hall pass and partial loss of participation points)
2. Respect the computers (do not pound on desks)
3. Respect fellow students
4. One student to a computer (on own username)
5. Do not touch another student’s computer (keyboard, mouse, wires, buttons, etc.)
6. Ask to leave the room (sign out and take hall pass)
7. Sit only on student chairs (not on furniture, windowsills, or floor)
8. No foul language (cursing shows ignorance and is disrespectful)
9. No food, drink, candy, seeds, or gum (items may be thrown out)
10. No portable electronic devices
11. Do not use the teacher’s computer or go through teachers cabinet (stay behind the line)
All completed classwork and assignments will be graded based on the school guidelines. Late work will be given partial credit and makeup work will only be accepted if the absence is excused. Since these are technology classes, almost every assignment will be on the computer and deadlines will have to be met. Participation is also graded daily.