Upcoming Events

  • Friday, 5/19 - Thursday, 5/25 - Yearbooks will be distributed in the auditorium concession stand at lunch. Didn't pre-order a yearbook? There are still a few left. Pick them up on any of the distribution days before they sell out.
  • Wednesday, 5/17 - Friday, 5/26 - The Spanish Honors Society will be collecting school and dental hygiene supplies to donate to needy students in Honduras. Drop off in room 221 and the main office.
  • Monday, 5/22 - Friday, 5/26 - Seniors Cap and Gown Pick-up
  • Tuesday, 5/30 - Senior Breakfast/Graduation Rehearsal - sign up to bring breakfast items here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4baeae29a20-commencement

Testing Information

Details about May testing for the HSA and PARCC assessments as well as Senior Culminating Activities is now available online.   Make-up testing information for any student who missed the HSA or PARCC testing is now available online.

Senior/Graduation Information

  • 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.
  • Obligations - Seniors may only pay obligations via cash until the end of the year, checks are no longer accepted.  Unpaid Senior Fees are now obligations.
  • Final Transcripts - 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. 
  • Graduation Announcements - 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 

Letter Home

A letter was sent home on Wednesday, May 3rd from our Principal, Carole Working.  The letter informs parents about the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, and a copy of it can be found online here.


  • 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 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.
  • 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
  • In 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

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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