QOHS PTSA

"What gets recognized gets valued." - Colleen Wilcox, Author and Teacher

News and Events

  • Welcome Back Letter from PTSA President, Ron Rivenburgh
  • Join the PTSA Today  
    • Help Support Your Child's Educational Goals - Join the PTSA
    • Make a Difference in the Lives of Our Students - Volunteer
  • Monthly Meetings are typically the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the QO Media Center at 7pm. Check the PTSA Calendar for additional dates and what will be going on at each meeting.  
  • Help Raise Money Through Grocery Shopping - simply sign-up for Giant or Safeway to donate to QOHS anytime you use your bonus or club card.  Information and sign-up is online and easy!
  • Mock SAT/ACT - Whether you are taking one of the tests this year still, or would just like to see where you need to prepare, this is an opportunity to practice for the new SAT or ACT under realistic conditions. It's also a great way to help figure out which test may be better for your student to take. The cost is just $20, for more information and how to sign up, go to https://www.c2educate.com/muddybranch-pt/. The meeting to give the test results will be held a week or two after taking the test, you'll get your results back quickly.
    • Saturday, September 23rd
    • Saturday, February 3rd
  • College Fair - All students and parents are welcome to come and meet and talk to representatives from many different colleges and universities on Thursday, October 12th from 6:30 - 8:00pm in the Cafeteria.  Following the fair there will be an informational presentation by the Counseling Department in the Auditorium.  For more information, check out the flyer.
  • Reflections Program - Reflections was created by the National PTA to be an arts recognition and achievement program for students. The program provides opportunities for students to express themselves creatively and to receive positive recognition for original works of art inspired by a pre-selected theme, while increasing community awareness on the importance of the arts in education.  Check back for more information or check last year's information in the links to the right.
  • Catalyst SAT Bootcamp at QO! - Catalyst SAT Bootcamp is not a mock test, students learn proven strategies from experts who earned perfect scores on the SAT. Participants receive 8 hours of instruction, Catalyst's 224-page SAT Bootcamp book, bonus online instruction, and personalized feedback. Tuition is just $175, to enroll visit www.CatalystPrep.com and click on the Bootcamp Sign-Up tab on the website's menu bar or call us at 800.235.0056. The deadline to enroll in this special prep opportunity is now! The camp will be Saturday, 9/23 and Sunday 9/24 from 9am - 1pm.

Activity Sponsors:

These tutoring companies come highly recommended by students and parents in the QO Community. Each of the companies has sponsored the Q.O.H.S Academic Achievers Program that recognizes our hard working students:

  • C2 Education, www.c2educate.com, 1-888-777-3889
  • Catalyst Prep
  • Greg's Driving School

Contact:

Membership forms and volunteer forms are available online and can be mailed to the school office or placed in the PTSA mailbox in the office. Membership fees fund:

  • Membership in the National, State, and Local PTA's
  • Voting rights at meetings
  • Book Fair, College Fair, and the Mock SAT/ACT tests.
  • New Initiatives
  • Academic Achiever Assemblies

Goals:

  • Increase PTSA Membership 5%
  • Partner with adminstration, staff, and students to focus on the importance of educational excellence.
  • Build awareness of how the PTSA supports educational aspects of the school.

How to Stay Connected:

  • Join the PTSA-Booster Club Google Group
  • Review the QOHS Home Page weekly
  • Attend Back to School Night, September 7th
  • Attend the Grade Level Parents Meetings during the year
  • Attend PTSA meetings or join in on the new webinar connection
  • Create an account and regularly check to see your student's grades, important class information, attendance, and teacher information through the new MCPS Portal and MCPS Classroom - details on the myMCPS Information Page.
  • Visit the MCPS Website where you can sign up to receive emergency message announcements and monthly newsletters

Officers 2017-18

President – Ron Rivenburgh - qoptsa.president@gmail.com
Vice President - Angela Wilson - MsWilsonsEmail@gmail.com
Treasurer – Steve Lanham - qopta.treasurer@gmail.com
Assistant Treasurer – Lauren Cain - lovechocolate@comcast.net
Secretary - Kristen Kirchhofer - kirch1966@gmail.com

MCCPTA Delegate – 
QO Cluster Representative - Rachel Potts

QO Cluster Coordinators - Paul Morrison
2015-2016 Past President – Erin Nisson

Please contact us with your ideas!

Mission:

  • To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community, and before governmental agencies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children.
  • To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children.
  • To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of this nation.

Objectives:

  • To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community and place of worship.
  • To raise the standards of home life.
  • To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
  • To bring into closer relation the home and school relationships, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
  • To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.
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