Upcoming Events

  • Friday, May 18th - 
    • Morning AP - Microeconomics
    • Afternoon AP - European History
  • Saturday, May 19th - 
  • Monday, May 21st
    • Government HSA, lunch begins at 11am, 1st class at 11:50am
    • 8th Period Senior Culminating Activity 
    • SGA Banquet, Cafeteria, 6pm
  • Tuesday, May 22nd -
    • Science MISA, 1st class begins at at 10:05am
    • 6th & 7th Period Senior Culminating Activity
    • National and Other Honor Society Inductions, 7pm, Auditorium
  • Wednesday, May 23rd - 
    • PARCC - day 1, 1st class at 10:15am
    • 3rd & 4th Period Senior Culminating Activity
    • Senior Awards Ceremony, 6:30pm, QO Auditorium
  • Thursday, May 24th - 
    • PARCC - day 2, lunch begins at 11:30am, 1st class at 12:05pm
    • 1st & 2nd Period Senior Culminating Activity
    • Sports Awards Ceremony, 7:00pm, Auditorium

End of Year Testing/Senior Schedule

A letter was sent home with the HSA/PARCC/MISA testing schedule that also includes the Senior Culminating activity schedule

New Principal

The QO Community is excited to welcome Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas to QO as our new Principal, her first official day will be July 1.  You can learn more about Ms. Thomas in a letter from Mr. Brian Scriven and the letter that Ms. Thomas wrote to the QO Community.

13 Reasons Why Letter

A letter was sent home informing parents about the release of season 2 of "13 Reasons Why", a popular show with adolescents.  The show deals with some mature themes which the letter provides more details about, within the letter there are some talking points and resources that parents/guardians may find helpful for discussing this show with their children. 

Graduation Information

Have question about Graduation 2018 - check the Senior Graduation Meeting Presentation and information on our Graduation Page and to help answer questions you may have about Graduation and the end of the year for seniors.

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.

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:

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.

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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