Summer Assignments

Don't wait until the last week of August to get started on your summer assignments.  All English classes and many AP classes have summer assignments for students to complete.  Get the full listing of the summer assignments online as well as contact information for the teacher(s) of each course.


Thinking of ordering a yearbook? Take advantage of our summer sale and buy your yearbook at its lowest price. Don’t delay, the price increases in October. Click here to order your yearbook today.


  • Saadipour3Mr. 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 special program 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.
  • Congratulations to freshman Sarah Askofsky for her selection as the overall winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Comptetition. Her ink drawing, titled "Remembering Home", was honored on Monday, May 8th by Congressman John K. Delaney and will represent Maryland at the Capital Building in Washington, DC next yearSarahA
  • QO artists made quite an impact at this competition which included 211 pieces from 20 Maryland High Schools. Congratulations to the following cougars for their awards as well:
    • Michaela Chornock, Third Place, Overall (Photography)
    • Paige Matthews, Fourth Place, Overall (Digital Art)
    • Hannah Bloom. Excellence in Photography
    • Molly Bardini, Excellence in Photography
    • Tori Isaacson, Excellence in Digital Art
    • Elena Tozzi, Excellence in Digital Art
  • Art - I am HumanIn addition, the following students' work will be featured in a month-long exhibition at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Maryland.
    • Nicole Averinos - Digitial Art
    • Dwayne Johnson - Digital Art
    • Donovan Martinez - Digital Art
    • Kristen Tapia - Digital Art
    • Ujana Zajmi - Painting
  • Art - Jackson and Dwayne MCPS United We Learn: Combating Hate through the Arts competition - Congratulations to junior, Dwayne Benjamin and senior, Jackson Harnois who collaborated on this poster "I am Human".

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 - 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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