Stand Together to Be the Change

We held our first session of "Stand Together to Be the Change: Session 1: Seek to Understand" this week, information shared in that presentation is available to QOHS students via the link above.

QO Senior Awards Ceremony Video!

Cougars Care For Our Community

Information about the Cougars Care For Our Community can be found online in our document and more details will be coming at the beginning of next week.

Health and Family Life Unit

For High School, instruction of Family Life will begin in 10th grade Health Education next week and continue through the end of the year.  The lesson topics are limited and have been modified. Health teachers are communicating this parent letter via email through canvas.  Materials and resources may reviewed if a parent decides and communicates the opt-out with the health teacher.  Parents/Guardians can review materials and will need to contact their child's health education teacher by May 26th only if they want to exclude their child from participating.  Students that "opt-out" DO NOT have access to the FLHS content and will receive Nutrition and Fitness modules for the weeks between May 26- June 12th. 

Yearbooks - SOLD OUT!

The 2020 QO Yearbook is SOLD OUT! Due to a production delay by our publisher, Jostens, we anticipate a late June or early July delivery date. Once the delivery date is finalized, we will announce a safe pickup procedure at QO. If a family selected the "ship to home" option, you should receive your yearbook around the same time. Thank you for your support!

Information About MCPS & Coronavirus

Schools and school facilities including fields, tennis courts, and track are now closed through the end of the school year, For all updates regarding the coronavirus and the impact to our schools and community please see the MCPS coronavirus website.  See information in the links and documents below, a full listing of all of the items we have posted since March 16th can be found here and you can use the "Dropbox" to ask specific questions to QOHS Administration.

Summer School Health

QO is offering a Hybrid Summer Comprehensive Health Course for Incoming 10th Graders from July 20th - August 7th.  Details can be found in the form or contact for more information.

Signs of Suicide

The Counseling Department and the School Staff are planning to start the Signs of Suicide program with students on Thursday, March 5th, additional details about the program are available in the documents below.

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 on 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 and to access attendance and long term information go to the Student/Parent portal  If you are having issues with your account or need your login information, please contact Mrs. Jennifer Nicholson, Media Specialist, via email to  

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. More information can be found here.