Upcoming Events - Daily Announcements 

  • Today - Giving Tree Cards are available for pick-up in the Main Lobby
  • Monday, 11/19
    • Juntos is participating in the 19th Annual Latin Dance Competition at Strathmore. 
    • Dine Out at Cava and help support the Booster Club from 6-10pm 
  • Tuesday 11/20 - Family Life Parent Meeting at 4pm in Room 144A
  • Wednesday, 11/21 - Half Day; Students are Dismissed at Noon
  • Thursday, 11/22 and Friday, 11/23 -  NO SCHOOL - Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Friday, 11/23 - State Semi-Final Football Game - Wise HS vs. QO - game is at 7pm, tickets are $8 for everyone age 7+.  Ticket booth and gates will open at approximately 5:45pm - remember no outside food or drink, no backpacks, and no re-entry!
  • Thursday, 11/29 - Blood Drive - Info on the SGA Bulletin Board, Sign-up Link

Family Life Meeting

There will be an informational meeting for parents of 10th graders currently enrolled in Health class, who may be interested in reviewing the materials for the Family Life / Disease Prevention Units on Tuesday, November 20 at 4:00 pm in room 144A. A parent notification letter, with permission slip attached were distributed to the Health classes on October 24 and October 25. 

Giving Tree

This is the 9th Annual Giving Tree and we would love for your support of this activity.  Giving Trees are now up in the main lobby and students, staff, and community members are encouraged to stop by and grab a card and go shopping.  Cards are labeled with information about a needy QO student or one of their family members that we have adopted for the holidays.  We are hoping to provide winter coats for those in need as well as some other items to brighten their holiday.  We also hope to provide gift cards to Safeway and Giant so each family can have a special holiday meal and gift cards to popular stores to make sure everyone gets a gift.  Unwrapped gifts and gift cards need to be returned by Thursday, December 6th to Mrs. Adams in room 128 or by dropping them off with a secretary in the main office.  Full details are available in the flyer.  Students interested in helping wrap gifts are welcome to sign-up in room 128 to participate on Thursday, December 13th from 2:45 - 5pm.

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 in early July through October 31st, the fee is only $55 during this time.  Starting November 1st the fee will increase to $65. 

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.



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