Upcoming Events - Daily Announcements

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    • Seniors! Sign up for Senior/Staff Swap day! See Students page for more information
  • Tuesday, 3/26 - Duel Enrollment workshop @ lunch
  • Thursday, 3/28 - MONTGOMERY COLLEGE will be here during 4th period and lunch to work with seniors who have either applied already or want to apply for MC for Fall 2019.
  • Tuesday 4/2 - National College Fair Field Trip for Juniors - Permission slips, barcodes and $5 can be submitted beginning this Weds, March 27 through Friday, March 29 during lunch in the SGA office. Registration packets available in the Career Center.

AP Registration

AP Registration is CLOSED.  Students who are enrolled in an Advanced Placement (AP) course received this letter with instructions for registering and paying for their upcoming AP Exams.  Students could register and pay online at: https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/210564. If an exam is cancelled after the close of registration on March 22nd, you are entitled to a refund of the exam fee minus a cancellation fee of $20.00 (per exam cancelled).  If you have any questions or concerns, please email either Ms. Lyon at Victoria_Lyon@mcpsmd.org or Mr. Rivera at Douglas_A_Rivera@mcpsmd.org.

Summer RISE Career Based Learning Opportunities

Summer RISE is an initiative led by the Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) Partnerships Unit in collaboration with local businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations. It is a three-week, 60-hour program for rising MCPS juniors and seniors to participate in a career-based learning opportunity during the summer. Registration starts on Monday, March 18th and closes on Wednesday, March 27th at Midnight, get more information on the Summer Rise webpage or check out the Information for Students page. See Mrs. Moloney-Johnston in the Career Center if you have any additional questions.

Spring Musical - Hello Dolly

Put on your Sunday clothes and join the QOHS Theatre in their Spring production, Hello Dolly! Performances will be held on April 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:00 p.m., and April 6 and 13 at 2:00 p.m.  General admission tickets are available online now at the Online School Store (https://goo.gl/V3CH76) and at the door prior to each show. Prices are $12 for adults, $10 for middle and high school students, and $6 for children and seniors.  Advance Reserved seating tickets are also available through the Online School Store.  All online tickets will close the Wednesday before each weekend, but general admission tickets will also be available for purchase before each show, and accept cash or check.  Don't let this parade pass you by!


This year a group of girls from QO are participating and competing in the GirlsGoCyberStart Competition. It is totally free and a great opportunity for girls to get a taste of a bunch of different computer science activities. It is NOT just programming, a lot of it is deciphering problems and looking for clues. If you are interested, please pass this information flyer (or the link to the flyer) along to them - https://drive.google.com/open?id=12oe30TxGnL9PHfHXr58lKnXYKGHnsyfpohLss5OxXKE. If they have more questions, they can see Mrs. Adams in room 128 during lunch or before school.

Letter Home - Climate Survey

Recent state law requires that all public schools in Maryland survey students about school climate. Students will take the survey during regular school hours between Monday, March 18 and Thursday, March 21, 2019 in English and ESOL classes. Details can be found in the letter sent home in English or Spanish.

In-School SAT and ACT Voucher Information

Online registration for the FREE in-school SAT on April 9th and the FREE ACT voucher (to take the ACT offsite in April or June) is now open.  Juniors can sign up for one or the other in the Career Center at lunch through February 22nd. More information is available in the letter that was sent home on January 25th or on the SAT/ACT Voucher webpage

Attendance and E3 Policy

You can find detailed information about QO’s implementation of the County mandated E3 policy which we will begin to implement with fidelity the second semester online - Letter in English and en Espanol. On Tuesday, January 29, 2019 we began implementing E3 procedures as written in Regulation JEA-RA, Student Attendance and we reviewed it with students. Parents and Guardians will receive a MCPS 3-day warning letter of possible failure due to attendance and a MCPS 5-day letter notifying of failure due to attendance. Please read the letter and discuss the implications of unlawful absences. 


Yearbooks are still on sale for $95, order yours online now here.

MSDE Report Card and Info for the Community

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has released a new accountability report card for every school in the state of Maryland.  Informational letters with links to our report card and an explanation of what is being reported in the new system available in both English and Spanish

QO.U Resources

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

Between the Bell - Weekly Basketball and Soccer Games at Lunch

Come to the outdoor basketball courts every Monday and Thursday at lunch for pickup Soccer and Basketball games hosted by the Gaithersburg Student Union. Click here for more information

Senior Fees

Senior Fees cover costs associated with Graduation including your cap and gown, these are mandatory for every graduating senior.  Students can pay fees online via credit card OR in person via exact cash amounts or checks made payable to QOHS, in person payments should be given to Mrs. Reese in room 124A, the price is currently $75, if it is not paid then the fee will become and obligation on May 1st. 

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.

Computer Science and Engineering Opportunities

There are many opportunities for students to get involved in Computer Science and Engineering activities outside of school through events sponsored by local organizations and universities.  Check out our online folder of information with current info about programs at the University of Maryland, College Park - the Maryland Center for Women in Computing and UMBC - Girls in Technology Program.