Upcoming Events

  • Monday, 1/16, Tuesday, 1/17, Thursday, 1/19, and Friday, 1/20 - Dine Out at Jersey Mike's and help support QO Booster Club, mention QO Booster Club when ordering, anytime, all day!!!
  • Wednesday, 1/18 - 9th - 11th Grade Parent Registration Meeting, 7pm in the Auditorium
  • Friday, 1/20 - No School, Last Day to Order a Brick for the QO Wall of Fame, details below
  • Tuesday, 1/24 - Dine Out at Not Your Average Joe's and support the QO Basketball teams 
  • Thursday, 1/26 - Last Day of 2nd Quarter and Coffee House at 7pm in the Cafeteria
  • Monday, 1/30 - What's for dinner Monday night, January 30th? Chipotle! In the Kentlands, 96 Main St., from 5-9pm...Why, because you Cougars RUN on Chipotle and you WANT to Support your high school Latin Dance Team-Go Juntos!!!
  • Tuesday, 1/31 - Dine Out at Not Your Average Joe's and support the QO Basketball teams

Polar Bear Plunge

Plunge into the Chesapeake this January to support Special Olympics. Any cool cougars who are participating in the Polar Bear Plunge - both the waiver form and the MCPS permission form are DUE TO MRS. JONES ON THURSDAY. Participants must be registered on-line and have raised $50 by Monday.

Memory ProjectQO Memory Project - One Picture

Congratulations to the National Art Honor Society, sponsored by MCPS Career Art Teacher of the Year, Mr. Lundquist, for an outstanding selection of NAHS, student created, Syrian refugee portraits being submitted to The Memory Project from QOHS. Thank you for sharing your time and talent for such a worthwhile cause!

Coffee House

You deserve a break! Come, sit back, and relax at this year's coffeehouse on Thursday, January 26th! Tickets are $5.00 and will be sold at the door at 7.00pm. All money will be going towards Every 15 Minutes and Inside. There will be free coffee, hot chocolate, and free talent!

QOHS Theatre is Looking for Crew!

Interested in working on the set for the Spring Musical, Footloose? Whether it is helping to build or paint the set or work on props, please come after school in the auditorium to meet with our Technical Director, Mr. Henry. Questions? Please email Mr. Henry at Alexander_R_Henry@mcpsmd.org. More information on our Costumes Crew and Hair/Make-up Crews coming soon.

Buy A Brick

It's time for our first "Wall of Fame" Brick order of the year! Ordering information, forms, and a list of available logos can be found on the Booster Club website. All brick orders must be received no later than Friday, January 20, 2017. For more information, please contact Michael Parizer at: 301-258-5034 or mparizer@comcast.net.

Spring Parking Permit Information

To be eligible for a permit students must be a junior or a senior, clear of all obligations including detentions, have good attendance and punctuality, and have at least a 2.0 unweighted GPA. Return completed applications to the Main Office. The deadline for applications is February 3rd. Students who are applying for a Spring 2017 Parking Permit must attend a parking meeting on February 8th at the very beginning of lunch in Auditorium. We will begin distributing permits on February 8th during lunch from the Auditorium ticket booth. Students must bring their driver's license, registration, and proof of insurance for all cars being registered, and a check or exact cash in the amount of $37.50.

Important dates:

  • Deadline for application - 2/3
  • Parking meeting for all applicants and beginning of permit distribution - 2/8
  • Parking enforcement - 2/13
  •  Spring Application (click here)

Counseling Department/Outdoor Education

Ridgeview Middle School will hold its Outdoor Education trip this coming February. Students interested in serving as high school counselors please see Ms. Cross, the counseling secretary, or Mr. Mullaney in the Counseling Department for an information sheet and application form. 

Literature Magazine Contest

Want a chance to win a prize and special recognition for your writing and artwork? Submit to Lit Mag!

Financial Office

Obligation letters will be mailed on January 30th. Students with obligations are restricted from participation in extracurricular activities including clubs, SGA, drama, dances, and sports. Juniors and Seniors are not eligible to receive a lunch pass, parking permit, or go off campus until obligations are cleared. Seniors must clear obligations prior to graduation. Prom tickets will not be sold to students with obligations. Avoid long lines in the spring-clear your obligations now. The Financial Office is open before school, during lunch, and after school for students.

Letters from Mrs. Working

Senior Class Items

Get started on the 2016-2017 school year by paying your senior fee TODAY, the fee is now $70 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!

Obligations - CLEAR Them Early!

Students with obligations should make sure to clear them with the finance office as soon as possible.  Students with obligations cannot purchase tickets to prom or participate in athletics. Don’t wait! If you are not sure if you have an obligation please see Mrs. Lee in the finance office for a printout of your obligations.


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.


  • QOHS iSTEM/Engineering Club News

    Our iSTEM/Engineering Club is excited to begin competing in local robotics competitions! We're looking for students interested in participating, parents and community members, especially engineers or programmers to volunteer and get involved. Or you can make a tax-deductible donation by mailing in a check or donating online. Full details are available on our details page.


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