Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, 3/17 - Mulch Sale Delivery will take place all day!
  • Wednesday, 3/21 - Booster Club Meeting, 7pm, Media Center
  • Thursday, 3/22
    • Graduation Student Speeches Due by the end of the day
    • 12th Grade Parents Meeting - Transitioning to College, 7pm, QO Auditorium
  • Saturday, March 24th - Monday, April 2nd - Spring Break - No School
  • Thursday, April 5th - Graduation Meeting for Parents, 7pm, QO Auditorium

Letters Home

Two letters were sent home this past week, the first was distributed on Tuesday, February 27th concerning Radon Testing and the second was sent home on Wednesday, February 28th concerning Suicide Prevention.

AP Course Registration

AP exam registration opens on Wednesday, February 14th and closes on Friday, April 13th, details about the process were sent home starting on Monday, February 12th and a copy of the letter can be found online here.  Registration must be completed online and payment can either be brought to the Counseling Office or paid online through the school store (additional 3.75% charge if paid online).  Students are expected to take the AP exam for every AP course in which they are enrolled. For AP exam registration questions, please contact Mr. Rivera or Ms. Lyon.

Information about the Free SAT on March 21st

Attention Juniors who recently signed up for the first ever in-school College Board SAT on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. The testing will be broken down into two separate sessions. The first session will begin on Monday, March 19th between Periods 1-4. Students will be called down in groups of 40-50 students to the auditorium to complete the “pre-administration” portion of the SAT. This process takes approximately 45 minutes to complete PRIOR to taking the actual test on Wednesday, March 21st. Students will pick up their answer sheets prior to entering the auditorium and will be seated in designated rows. Juniors who have pre-registered for the in-school SAT will report to the auditorium on Monday, March 19th as follows: 

  • Period 1 (7:45 a.m. – 8:36 a.m.) – Last Name A – D 
  • Period 2 (8:41 a.m. – 9:27 a.m.) – Last Name E – K 
  • Period 3 (9:32 a.m. – 10:18 a.m.) – Last Name L – P 
  • Period 4 (10:23 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.) – Last Name Q – Z 

We will not accept walk-ins or late pre-registration at the door. Pre-Registration has concluded. Any students who have not completed the “pre-administration” portion of the SAT prior to testing on Wednesday, March 21st will complete the process following testing. No other exceptions will be made. 

Juniors taking the in-school SAT on Wednesday, March 21st should report outside the outer doors of the auditorium lobby by 7:30 a.m. Once you are allowed to enter the auditorium lobby you will pick up your testing materials and proceed into the auditorium to an assigned seating location. Testing will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. The entire testing process should take approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes. Students with College Board approved accommodations will report to the Media Center by 7:45 a.m. Testing will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Approved accommodations may extend testing into the afternoon. Students will be EXCUSED from attending their afternoon classes upon the completion of the SAT testing. Students may elect at their own discretion to remain in school for their afternoon classes. Please see the attached instructions for the in-school SAT testing day.

Graduation Announcements and Class Rings

Order your Class of 2018 Graduation Announcements and Class Rings from Balfour TODAY so that you have both in time for Graduation - details about ordering those items and more are online!

Accuplacer Information

Are you a graduating senior applying to Montgomery College? In order to take credit-bearing coursework at MC you must have a qualifying score on the SAT or ACCUPLACER. Quince Orchard High School will be offering the MC ACCUPLACER on Friday, April 13, 2018 for all seniors who applied to Montgomery College before March 13th. In an effort to prepare students for this important assessment, QOHS is offering FREE after school support sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 2:40 pm until 4:15 pm in the Media Center on the following dates: 

  • Thursday, March 15th 
  • Tuesday, March 20th 
  • Thursday, March 22nd 
  • Thursday, April 5th 
  • Tuesday, April 10th 

Students will be able to register for Khan Academy, if not already done so, and complete online modules with the assistance of QOHS teachers on site. The activity bus runs on both Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and can transport students home. Please take advantage of this unique opportunity to prepare for your future. We look forward to seeing you attend.

Art Awards

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 on our Art Awards page.

Senior Fees

Seniors, be sure to pay your one-time senior fee.  The fee is currently $60 until the end of February - make sure you pay it before the price increases again! You can pay online through our online school store. Checks should be made payable to QOHS and can be turned into Ms. Kempf in room 332.

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.  

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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