Upcoming Events - Daily Announcements 

  • Thursday, 1/24 
    • 7-9 pm - Rho Kappa's Coffee House - Admission $5 - All proceeds go to Every 15 Minutes Program!
    • 10 am-1 pm - Polar Bear Plunge - Special Olympics FUNdraiser. Sign up for the QOHS team or Donate here.
  • Friday, 1/25 - Half Day for Students & Last Day of Quarter 2/Semester 1
  • Sunday, 1/27 - QO Theatre Fundraiser - Come to Chipotle in the Kentland’s between 5pm and 9 pm on Sunday January 27th. Tell the cashier you are supporting QO Theatre and a third of the profits will go towards the spring musical “Hello Dolly”.

QOU Items from 1/17

2019 Cool Schools Polar Bear Plunge

Are you brave enough to #BearTheCold at Sandy Point State Park, where more than 10,000 Plungers brave the frozen Chesapeake Bay in support of the 7,782 Special Olympics Maryland athletes who train throughout the state year-round.

Join us on Thursday, January 24th at Sandy Point State Park with your classmates. Don’t miss out on a day of fun: food, entertainment, activities for all ages… and plunging into the Chesapeake Bay! Come BEAR the cold with your school in support of Special Olympics Maryland.

Join the QOHS team or donate to support here. Liability Waiver can be found here.

Spring 2019 Parking Applications

The Spring 2019 Parking Application is available on the QOHS website. To be eligible for a permit students must be a junior or senior, clear of all obligations (including detentions), have good attendance and punctuality, and have at least a 2.0 unweighted GPS. In addition seniors must owe less than 20 SSL hours and juniors must owe less than 35 SSL hours. Return completed applications to the Main Office. The deadline for applications is February 1st.

Student parking spaces are assigned. Priority will be given to students based on the criteria listed on the application. Please get your parking permit application in early. We will begin distributing permits on February 11th from the Auditorium ticket booth. Bring your driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance for all cars you are registering, and check or exact cash in the amount of $37.50.


Class Registration Parent Meetings and Information

The QOHS Counseling Department hosted meetings and posting information about Class Registration for the 2019-2020 school year.


Yearbooks are still on sale at $90 until February 16! 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 $65, starting February 1st the fee will increase to $75. 

Student and Parent Portal (Edline Replacement)

 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 UMBC and the Girls in Technology Program.