Upcoming Events

  • Tuesdays in January (1/23, 1/30) - Dine Out at Not Your Average Joe's in the Kentlands, show your server the flyer/image (you can show it to them on your phone) and the Booster Club will receive 15%!
  • Tuesday, 1/23, Monday, 1/29 and Wednesday, 1/31 - Spirit Wear Sale during the basketball games, cash, credit and check are accepted!
  • Wednesday, 1/24 - Rho Kappa Coffee House, Cafeteria, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • January & February - Extended library hours on Tuesdays & Thursdays. The library will stay open until 5:50. Come by to do homework, research, hang out, read, or check out books! Families and siblings welcome.

Polar Bear Plunge

Get involved for a great cause - The Special Olympics, take the plunge in to the Chesapeake Bay on January 25th. See Ms. Jones in room 320 to sign-up or click on the link here and be part of the "Cool Cougars" Polar Bear Plunge team. Members must raise at least $50 to get a spot on the bus.

Mountain Trails Animal Rescue 

Donate animal supplies such as: dog clothes, potty pads, chew toys, cotton balls, dog wipes, dog beds and crates. Bring all of these items to a specific box in Portable 1, and rooms 123E, 125 and 344.

Buy a Brick

Outside the main gym is the QO Wall of Fame where you can purchase 1 of 3 different style bricks, some with logos, to immortalize your favorite Cougar student, parent, teacher, or team. Three sizes are available: 4 X 8 $45.00, 6 X 12 $75.00, or 12 X 12 $110.00. Please go on to the Booster Club's website, click on BRICKS for more information. We are about to complete one of the Walls of Fame. There is space for a few more bricks. In order to purchase these bricks, they must be reserved by contacting Michael Parizer at 301-258-5034 or mparizer@comcast.net.

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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