- Monday, 3/18 - Friday, 3/22 - Spring Spirit Week
- Mon 18th: St. Patrick's Leprechaun Day
- Tue 19th: Twin Day
- Wed 20th: Out of this World Wednesday
- Thurs 21st: Throwback Thursday
- Fri 22nd: Sports Day
- Tuesday, 3/19 - "Colleges that Change Lives" Presentation - 6:30pm, Media Center
It is that time of year again! Registration for AP Exams is going on RIGHT NOW. Students who are enrolled in an Advanced Placement (AP) course have received this letter with instructions for registering and paying for their upcoming AP Exams. Students can register and pay online at: https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/210564. Please note that any exam registration that is cancelled by the close of registration on March 22nd will receive a full refund. 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.
Upcoming College and Career Events
- "Colleges that Change Lives" Presentation, Tuesday, March 19, 6:30 pm, QO Media Center for all students and families - presentation by Ms. Maria Furtado, Executive director of Colleges that Change Lives. Ms. Furtado will highlight the benefits of a liberal arts education – Head of the organization inspired by author Loren Pope’s infamous book 40 Colleges that Change Lives – a presentation all students and parents should not miss if considering investing in a college education.
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.
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 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
Need 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.
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.