Upcoming Events

  • Monday, 4/24 - Friday 4/28 - National Honor Society is offering tutoring sessions in the Media Center during lunch in helping with the college application process.
  • Friday, 4/28 - Jazz Cabaret at 7pm in the Cafeteria!
  • Monday, 5/1 - Friday, 5/12 - AP Exams! / Last day to pay Obligations for Seniors by way of check or money order.
  • Thursday, 5/4 - Montgomery College Scholarship due to the Main Office.
  • Thursday, 5/4 - Auditions for Future Announcer after School

Testing Information

May is full of testing for many students, get information and find letters that have been sent home below.

Graduation Information

  • Buses - Deadline to sign up for Graduation Bus sign up. Buses will be provided by the PTSA. The cost is $18 per person. The form is available online, please return the form and payment (made out to Quince Orchard High School PTSA) to the PTSA Mailbox in the Main Office
  • Extra Ticket Requests - Requests for Extra tickets must be sent via email to Ms. Heller by 4/28/17, each student automatically receives 5 tickets and the student does NOT need a ticket.
  • Handicapped Voucher Requests - Requests for vouchers for special seating for handicapped and disabled guests must be sent via email to Ms. Heller by 4/28/17, vouchers are NOT tickets, these guests will need a ticket AND a voucher.
  • General Information - The PowerPoint from the 4/4 meeting is available online and lots of information is also available on the QO Graduation 2017 page.


  • Mr. Nicholas Saadipour won the Montgomery County Board of Education's Distinguished Service to Public Education Award. The annual award was established to recognize and show appreciation to individuals, groups, and organizations that have made exemplary contributions to public education in Montgomery County. He will be presented with the award during a speical progarm on May 4th.
  • Senior Laura Wagner is a finalist in the Montgomery County Commission For Women 2017 Girl Power Writing Contest!
  • Elena Asofsky is a finalist in the Gaithersburg Book Festival short story contest! You can check out her story here! You can also place your votes on the website to nab her the "reader favorite" prize by clicking the heart button at the top of the page to the right of the title.

PTSA Montgomery College Scholarship

Any QO senior who is attending Montgomery College as a full time student in the Fall of 2017 is eligible to apply for a $500 scholarship towards their first year. If interested, you must complete the application and submit to the PTSA mailbox in the main office by May 4, 2017.


ATTENTION SENIORS - The last day to pay your obligations using check or money order is April 29th!!! Starting May 1st, Seniors must pay obligations using cash only. Clear your obligations this week!


Final Transcript Request - ATTENTION SENIORS - Final Transcript Request forms are now available at the Registrar's Office. Final request forms are due May 26th. The Registrar's Office is open: Before School, At Lunch, and After School.

AP Book Drive

Hey Cougars! Have AP books that you are dying to get rid of, but don't know who to give them to? The National Honor Society is sponsoring an AP book drive from March through May! Drop off all your AP books that you don't need into the main office and support your fellow cougars as the AP tests approach! 

Graduation Announcement and Items

Order your announcements, class rings, thank you notes, and more online through Balfour today! It takes about two weeks for orders to be processed and sent, so don't delay, order online at www.Balfour.com

Senior Class Items

Get started on the 2016-2017 school year by paying your senior fee TODAY, the fee is now $80 and you can pay online or pay via cash/check made payable to QOHS, drop off all cash/check payments to Mrs. Burdette - details in the flyer!

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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