Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, 4/25 - Seedling Sale from 2:30-6pm, details below
  • ART SHOW! 
    • Wednesday, 4/25 - 6-8:30pm open to the public in the main gym
    • Thursday, 4/26 - 7pm Musical Concerts, art show open to students during the day, 6-8:30pm for the public
    • Friday, 4/27 - 7pm, Jazz Cabaret in the Cafeteria, tickets are $8
  • Friday, 4/27 - Montgomery College Raptors Rising in the morning in the gym
  • Saturday, 4/28 - Seedling Sale from 12-1pm, details below
  • Starting Monday, 4/30 - Prom Tickets on Sale! $65 CASH at the SGA office! General Prom info here and permission slip for guests here.
  • Monday, 4/30 - Senior/Parent Transition to College presentation by Ms. Amy Kerr, Associate Dean and Director of Residence Life, The Catholic University of America, 7pm, QO Auditorium.
  • Tuesday, May 1st - Last day to submit Special Education Parent Involvement Surveys

Letter Home About Evacuation on April 25th

Please read the letter to the community from our Acting Principal, Mrs. Carole Goodman, about the evacuation of the school on April 25th due to the fire alarms going off and how voting for SMOB was ensured for everyone.

Graduation Information

Have question about Graduation 2018 - check the Senior Graduation Meeting Presentation for information about the end of the year procedures, important due dates and deadlines, and information about Graduation including ticket requests, parking, timing, and what is and is not appropriate.  Additional Graduation information can also be found on our Graduation Page and some quick links are provided below.

AP Exam Rules and Regulations

As the AP Exams grow closer, we will be conducting Pre-Administration sessions over the next two weeks. Students will also be receiving a letter that informs them of what they can and cannot bring with them to testing site. Please review the letter here. Additionally students will be receiving a copy of the schedule for all exams being administered at Quince Orchard High School, including the locations in which the exams will be given. Students with accommodations should check in with their Counselors for further information regarding their testing site. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Rivera or Ms. Lyon.

Horticulture Club Spring Seedling Sale

This is our 4th annual spring seedling sale where we specialize in rare tomatoes and peppers. You will find multiple categories showing what we have available at our sales on our site, you cannot pre-order, but we would love to see you at one of our community sales - 4/25 from 2:30-6pm (Main Lobby), 4/28 from 12:00-1pm (Main Lobby), and 5/5 from 9-11am (Front Circle) . They are NOT available for ordering. This will need to be done in person during the sale days that will be posted in the near future. Check and cash accepted.

Information About Free SATs, ACT Vouchers, and the Accuplacer

Montgomery County Public Schools is now offering a free SAT or ACT to each student in the Junior Class.  Information about how you can take advantage of this opportunity and other testing information is available on our SAT/ACT/Accuplacer webpage.  Some of the current information includes:

  • In-School SAT on April 24th details
  • ACT Vouchers registration on April 16th - 18th and information
  • In-School Accuplacer on April 13th details

Art Awards

The Art Department students and teachers have been busy creating amazing works this year and winning a lot of awards!  Congratulations to Chelsea Burcksen, Amanda Fischer, Trinity Jean, Julia Kraft, Sari Langholt, Karen Lee, Sadie McBride, Kayley Andreas, Piham Dadja, Darrian Karimi, Megan Ritter, and Sydney Rourke for participating in the Johns Hopkins University Juried Shows.  Congratulations to Congratulations to Megan Wormald, Margaret Regan, Jeffrey Brown, and Yardley Borten for doing well at the PTSA Reflections Competition, they will all be moving on to the State Level.  Get more details and see how our artists did in the competitions on our Art Awards page.

Information About Our Acting Principal and Selecting a New Principal

With the departure of Mrs. Working, QO will be getting a new principal for the 2018-2019 school year.  The process for selecting a new principal is outlined by Mr. Brian Scriven in his letter to the QO Community.  The next step is the selection of the interview panel and interview questions which will be completed by April 20th, interviews will take place on April 23rd.  We are very sad that Mrs. Carole Working, our principal, has retired.  She will be greatly missed by the QO students, staff, and community, before she left she wrote a letter to share with the community about her retirement.  For the remainder of the year, we are lucky to have Mrs. Carole Goodman as our Acting Principal, to introduce herself, she has written a letter to share with our community.

Gaithersburg Student Union

This club is a great way to get involved with opportunities to earn SSL hours, attend activities at Bohrer Park, Olde Towne and Robertson Park, be involved with GYC Music Studios and attend different field trips.  Get involved today by joining - just fill out a Membership Form in English or en Español.  

Radon Information

Quince Orchard was recently tested gain for Radon, the results of the testing have been received along with facts about the testing and results.  Additional information can be found in the links below:



Student and Parent Portal (Edline Replacement)

myMCPS ScreenshotNeed to access the MCPS Parent Portal or MCPS Student Portal, need more information about this - get all the details the the myMCPS Information Page.  This page has information about setting up your account, what you can access via the portal and detailed instructions for using the portal.  To access grades and class information through the MCPS Classroroom go to https://mcpsmd.instructure.com and to access attendance and long term information go to the Student/Parent portal https://portal.mcpsmd.org/public/.  If you are having issues with your account or need your login information, please contact Mrs. Jennifer Nicholson, Media Specialist, via email to Jennifer_R_Nicholson@mcpsmd.org


Thinking of ordering a yearbook, get it today, don't delay - yearbooks are now $90! Click here to order your yearbook  online today or here to print out an order form (in English or Español).

SSL Information

Students in need of Student Service Learning hours can look for current opportunities on the bulletin board in the red hallway on the first floor and sign-up for text or email reminders from remind.com - sign-up by texting @mrstshel to 81010.  You may also look on the MCPS SSL website to view ongoing opportunities.  All opportunities with a purple graduation cap are already approved by MCPS.  If there is no graduation cap make sure you submit the Individual Student Service Learning Request form prior to serving your volunteer hours.  See Mrs. Shelhorse if you have any questions concerning SSL or need help finding opportunities.



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