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What time would you say most sophomores go to sleep? I'm used to sleeping around 10 and waking up at 5 cuz my home school starts early and I swim... I understand there's a 10 check? When's lights out?

There's a 10 check in your wing commons - you need to physically be there, but if you want to sleep early, you can sign out of 10 check to sleep (e.g. at 9:30). In-room is 11 and lights out is 12. You shouldn't have a problem with your sleep schedule; just make sure your roommate knows you sleep early.

Feinberg
1507

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Are finals normally composed of multiple choice or short answer questions?

So I'm pretty sure there aren't any finals that are just multiple choice. Some of them have both (chem/phys), and others are just short answer (math)

scott

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is being simultaneously on speech team and science olympiad a huge conflict?

Well apparently scioly meets on Thursdays and speech meets on Tuesday and thursday so you would only be able to come to 1 practice each week, so it is doable, but obviously you have to put alot more time by yourself if you want to do well. If you are interested in both then you are encouraged to try them, its always easier to drop one than pick one up later

Timothy Mou
1505

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Do you have any videos of performances from your speech team? (Sorry for all the speech team questions, I'm assuming it's getting pretty annoying by now.)

Sorry, I don't think we have any bc they usually don't record practices...but don't worry about asking questions that's what we're here for...

Timothy Mou
1505

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Do some teachers round up? (e.g. I have a 89.98 in a class)

It usually depends on the class and teacher. Like si chem and si physics round from an 89.5, but english usually doesn't. If you ask your teachers in the beginning of the semester, they might tell you if they round or not. But the best way to get a round is to participate in class and work hard throughout the semester so the teacher has a reason to round you up.

Tanmayee Vegesna
1502
tvegesna@imsa.edu

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How many sophomores skip the MI series each year?

So we counted 15 sophs skipping MI this year (class of 2019), but there might be some that we missed.

Scott Du

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How many people like K-pop at IMSA?

What's the largest size of a mini fridge that you can bring?

https://www.imsa.edu/sites/default/files/upload/2016_17_handbook_0.pdf

"...students may have one refrigerator (under 4.5 cu. ft.) per room (a combo refrigerator/freezer is permitted, deep freezers are not)."

Amahlia Su
esu@imsa.edu
1506
Class of 2018

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how many sophs are usually placed in MI4 1st sem?

About 20-30 but it varies by year.

Amahlia Su
esu@imsa.edu
1506
Class of 2018

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What classes do we get a lot of handouts in?

The MI/BC series and SI Chem are probably the classes with most handouts. CSI has some handouts I think? The rest of the classes have almost no handouts or just has them online.

Scott Du

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For science olympiad, same question: what other schools do we compete with?

this was our regional this year:

varsity -
naper valley homeschool
il math & science academy
waubonsie valley hs
neuqua valley hs
oswego east hs
metea Valley hs
joliet central hs
joliet west hs
plainfield east hs
st. charles east hs
university of chicago lab school
homewood flosmoor

jv -
jv university of chicago lab school
jv il math & science academy
jv waubonsie valley hs green
jv neuqua valley hs
jv oswego east hs
jv metea valley hs black
jv joliet west hs
jv plainfield east hs
jv waubonsie valley hs gold
jv metea valley hs gold

liana koleva
1501

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How many people bring their own fridges? Do you Recommend it?

Ton of people. I brought one for water, soda, chocolate milk and things. Definitely bring one for late night drinks and stuff (if you do that). Even if you don't bring one, there's always a fridge in the wing commons that everyone can use. People don't steal, don't worry.

Feinberg
1507

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For regionals in Speech Team, what schools (other than IMSA) are in our same region?

Sorry I dont exactly remember but I think we're in the nequa regional which has schools like nequa, metea valley, naperville north/central, bolingbrook. the sectional has really good schools including dgn/ dgs.

Timothy Mou
1505

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How can I access my IMSA email? I forgot already :P

https://students.imsa.edu/mail/src/login.php
You can also search "IMSA squirrelmail on google" for it

Scott Du

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what's the dress code like? are we allowed to wear hats or no?

What has prevented IMSA from doing musicals in the recent years?

Number of people interested, energy put into it from the director's side, and the net worth of the venture. We do have a wonderful choir program that puts on multiple concerts throughout the year and often sing show tunes. If you want a more specific answer, please message me on Facebook or email me at esu@imsa.edu.

Amahlia Su
esu@imsa.edu
Technical Director
Drama Club

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I was looking at the course syllabi for math... How are we supposed to keep handouts in our notebooks? (wouldn't that be more of a binder's job?)

most people just use a binder with some notebook paper or a notebook in it. you'll get a LOT of handouts in math so i highly recommend getting a 2"ish binder for math.
liana koleva
1501

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How and when do we know what textbooks we'll need? Will we have to buy them or will they be provided?

So none of the classes that sophomores take will have a required textbook. The only exception to this would be if you are placed in the BC calculus series 1st/2nd semester, in which they will provide you with the necessary textbook. Some other sophomore classes will have an optional textbook that the class will also provide i.e SI Chem.

Scott Du
sdu@imsa.edu
Class of 2019

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what does the drama club do at IMSA? Do we do musicals? How many performances do you do?

Drama Club puts on three productions each year in the fall, winter, and spring. This year, our plays include Twelve Angry Men/People and The Liar. The spring set of performances are usually our Rookie One-Acts where first-time actors and student directors have a chance to try their inner thespian. Actors are cast and practice for weeks up until tech week, but if you don't make the cuts, no worries, there's still ways to be a part of the performance.

We always need house managers who sell tickets and refreshments each play and building crew, who are people who help build sets each play. Additionally, we'll be having some fun workshops this year that'll help you develop backstage skills and fun events like movie showings of famous productions in theatre history like Rocky Horror Picture show.

Unfortunately, we have only done two musicals total in the past and will not be repeating that experience. If you have any further questions, you can contact me! If you need more information about acting or marketing, I can also get you the contact info of our President or Marketing Director.

Amahlia Su
esu@imsa.edu
Technical Director
Drama Club

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What Model UN conferences does IMSA go to?

Our full schedule isn't finalized yet, but we're definitely going to be attending Northwestern University Model UN (NUMUN) as well as a number of local conferences.

Andy Liu
aliu2@imsa.edu
Model UN President

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How are you

Joseph Coppola

When you use a such a phrase as "how are you", I become quite confused as to the implications. A multitude of scenarios could come from a 3 word asking. Could you possibly be inquiring about my personal well-being; are you truly concerned about how I am today, or are you using this merely as a conversation starter on a website designed for question ask and answer? Perhaps it was the beginning of an infinitely large or small amount of varying questions, bounded to the same idea, ranging from "how are you today", to "how are you feeling about the future of the big sibling program and its impacts on the Class of 2020 sophomores in a whole?" The list goes on. Could you have possibly made a human error, leaving out the most important mark in your incomplete message? How could one forget the ending sentence punctuation- the question mark? Now ask yourself, how does the question mark feel as it floats through literary space, unforgotten and unused. I would take a stab and say it feels quite upset at your lack of utilization. In a world of frightening grammatical errors and starving children, you may as well assume all of us feel such. Assuming you wrote this as a question designed for a response in the lines of "I'm okay, thanks" you are sorely mistaken, Joseph Coppola. If you asked this so-called "question" in the hopes you would receive a response such as this, I congratulate you for the thought and wish for more "questions" such as these.

Scott Du
sdu@imsa.edu
Class of 2019

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How many semesters do we have to take physical education for? Do we take it every day? At my old school we are required to take all four years...

During sophomore year you will take a course called moving and learning for one semester. After that, you will need only one more semester of a physical education course to graduate. All physical education courses are 3 days a week.

Emily Springer
espringer@imsa.edu
1503
Class of 2019

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where do we find the guidelines for how we can debunk our beds, like the rules?

In the Student Handbook! (only online now at: https://www.imsa.edu/studentlife/handbook).

This hasn't been updated for the next school year yet, but most of the rules should be the same, so you can use it as a guideline in terms of room planning. You should check out Housing Information on page 20 for guidelines.

Amahlia Su
esu@imsa.edu
1506
Class of 2018

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