David Mullaney - Counselor of the YearWe are SO proud of Mr. David Mullaney, the 2019 MCPS Counselor of the Year!  Mr. Mullaney is so deserving of this honor, his dedication to the students, families, and staff at QO is unparalleled.  Thank you Mr. Mullaney for all of the time, effort, and care you give to QO on a daily basis.

Upcoming Events - Daily Announcements

  •  Current
    • Graduation Info Page - place to answer all your questions (extra tickets, handicapped seating, etc). 
    • Students it's important to note that registration for ONLINE summer classes is currently taking place.  This includes online health and other MCPS summer courses.
    • Yearbook Distribution - in room 241 during lunch, there is a limited number of extra yearbooks for sale, cost is $100 (cash only). We also have old yearbooks for sale. Cost is $50 (cash only). 
  • Wednesday, 5/22 & Thursday, 5/23 - HSA Government Exam
  • Wednesday, 5/22 - Senior Awards Night, 7pm (6:30pm Reception)
  • Thursday, 5/23 - Sports Awards Night, 7pm
  • Thursday, 5/30 - Service Academy Information Night from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Gaithersburg High School. For more information and to register for the event, see here.

Athletics - Hall of Fame

The QO Athletic Department is excited to be accepting Applications for the Inaugural Class of the QOHS Athletic Hall of Fame, details are the in letter that was posted by Mr. Rabberman (applications due by June 10th).

May Testing Information

UPDATE 5/20 - NEW SCHEDULE for Monday -A letter was sent home with all students detailing the testing schedules for AP Exams, MISA (State Science Test), HSA Government, PARCC English, and PARCC Algebra.  Information about the special schedules for these days and details about who is testing is detailed in this letter and if a student has questions they should ask their teacher in that subject and/or their classroom.

Summer School Health at QO

The Health & Physical Education Department of Quince Orchard High School will be offering 1 section of a summer school health course. The purpose of this course is to receive the .5 credit needed for graduation. The course will be offered July 22- Aug 9 (3 week section) from 9:00-1:00 and will be a hybrid with a portion of the class online as well as meeting face to face at Lakelands Middle School. Registration flyers were given out and are available in the counseling office. After completing the registration form, a spot will be confirmed upon payment of $300.00. Forms can be turned into Ms. Aranda or Ms. Cross in the counseling office. Payment can be processed using the QO online store or by check. Please email with any questions.

AP Exam Information

In preparation for the upcoming AP exams, a copy of the AP exam schedule and a letter outlining the test day instructions will be given to students during their pre-administration sessions over the weeks leading up to the exams.  AP exams begin on Monday, May 6th and end on Friday, May 17th.  Please note that given the high number of students taking AP NSL, AP English Literature, AP English Language, and AP World, multiple testing locations will be used for these exams. 

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

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 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.