Upcoming Events - Daily Announcements

  • Mental Health Awareness Month - Check out the Full Calendar of Events!
  • Monday, 11/11 & Tuesday 11/12 - Half Days!
  • Mental Health Week
    • Monday, 11/18 - Our Minds Matter: Bracelet Activity in the lobby at lunch
    • Tuesday, 11/19 - Tea for Tuesday throughout the day & at lunch
    • Wednesday, 11/20 - Meditation Session in the dance room at lunch
    • Thursday, 11/21 - Yoga in the main gym at lunch
    • Friday, 11/22 - Therapy dog day throughout the day & at lunch in the small gym 
  • Friday, 11/15 - Football First Round Playoffs at 7pm vs. Walter Johnson
    • Ticket Pre-Sale during lunch on Friday - 10:25 - 11am (Half Day Schedule) 
    • ALL Tickets are $6 - MCPS IDs & Season Passes are NOT valid for admission  
    • No outside food or drink, no backpacks, no re-entry to the event 
  • Monday, 11/18 - Last Day to order from the Music Dept. Fruit Fundraiser - details below
  • Tuesday, 11/19
  • Senior Fees - Get a head start and pay your senior fees TODAY - Full details are in the flyer.  Fees can ONLY be paid online at the low price of $65 through January 31st.

Music Department Fruit Fundraiser

The music students at QOHS work very hard to raise the money it takes to make Music Department a great experience for any student who participates in the program. However, there are still financial needs in our program. This year we are trying to reduce the cost of our music field trips. You can either order from a student in the music department or order online at: https://freshfruitorder.org/QOhsmusic/. The deadline for ordering fruit with a credit card online is November 18. The fruit is tentatively scheduled to be delivered between December 2 and 6. If you have any questions about any of the fruit items online or your options for pick-up or delivery of your fruit, please contact Robyn_B_Kleiner-Vilgos@mcpsmd.org.

Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Help support the QO Horticulture Club by ordering a Thanksgiving Centerpiece for $25, these wonderful centerpieces are a beautiful addition to your home decor or a great gift for your turkey day host!  Details and order form are online, orders must be placed by Tuesday, 11/19.

Meeting for Parents of Students Currently Taking Health

There will be an informational meeting for parents of 10th graders currently enrolled in Health class, who may be interested in reviewing the materials for the Family Life / Disease Prevention Units on Tuesday, November 19 at 4:00 pm in Portable 8. A parent notification letter, with permission slip attached were distributed to the Health classes the week of October 21.

Information About Changes in AP Exams

On Friday October 25, 2019 a letter was distributed to all students who are currently enrolled in an AP class with information about registration and payment for AP classes this year in English and Spanish. Registration will be done through the College Board website, myAP Classroom, and the Online School Payment system will be used for payments. The registration deadline has moved up this year and will be November 4th. If you register after this date you will need to pay a $40 late fee in addition to the $94 exam fee. Additionally there will be a $40 fee if you register for an exam and then do not take it. Payments are not due until the spring, but you can pay at any time beginning now.  Students who qualify for a fee waiver or are requesting financial assistance must complete the appropriate paperwork (English or Spanishand submit it.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact either of our AP Coordinators: Ms. Lyon(Victoria_Lyon@mcpsmd.org) in counseling or Ms. Nicholson(Jennifer_R_Nicholson@mcpsmd.org) in the media center.

Sprint 1 Million Project - Internet at Home

Do you have difficulty completing your work due to lack of internet at home? If so, you may qualify for a free device from Sprint! You must be - enrolled in an MCPS HS, not have reliable internet at home (no access, multiple students with 1 computer, dial up only), and meet income requirements. If eligible you can receive a device from Sprint with 10GB per month of free high-speed LTE data. Unlimited data is provided at 2G speeds if usage exceeds 3GB in a month. Get more information in the flyers – EnglishFrench, and Spanish

QO.U Resources

Students can access resources shared during past QO.U classes by clicking here.

Student and Parent Portal

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 

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. More information can be found here.