Upcoming Events - Daily Announcements 

  • Today - Giving Tree Gifts are DUE - New Due Date = 12/10
  • Wednesday, 12/19 - Canned Food Drive - drop off donations with your 1st Period teacher for a chance to win a Chick-Fil-A Breakfast on 12/21.
  • Friday, 12/7 - Spring Musical Audition Workshop
  • Monday, 12/10 - Spring Musical Auditions after school
  • Tuesday, 12/11 - Spring Musical Auditions after school
  • Wednesday, 12/12
    • Booster Club Spirit Wear during Sale lunch
    • Spring Musical Auditions after school
  • Thursday, 12/13 - Booster Club Spirit Wear Sale during lunch
  • Friday, 12/14 - Booster Club Spirit Wear Sale during lunch
  • Monday, 12/17 - December Applications for National English Honors Society due. See below for more information

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.  Additional informational letters about the MSDE State Report Cards are now available Information from Ms. Thomas about the "Adjusted Schedule" on 12/5 and "Inappropriate Social Media" on 12/6 have been posted in our "Additional Callouts" folder.

Giving Tree - New Due Date - Mon., 12/10

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.

Computer Science Education Week

 Join us December 4th-7th as we celebrate Computer Science Education Week at Quince Orchard High School. Click here to view flyer.We will have Hour of Code activities available at lunch Monday-Thursday in all 4 CS labs (Room 119G, Room 128, Room 133, Room 302B). Hour of Code Activities Include: Game Builder, Make a Sound Recorder, Interactive Art, Explore Blockchain, Learn Python, App Lab, Health: DNA (Scratch), Making Webpages and More. You can also explore on your own at hourofcode.com/learn

No prior knowledge or experience is necessary. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to experience Computer Science! You can also stop by any of these rooms to ask about the Computer Science pathways @ QO - Programming, Gaming, and Networking! Click here to view flyer

Spring Musical

The show must go on! An information meeting for the spring musical, Hello Dolly, will be held December 5th in the auditorium at lunch. The audition workshop will be Friday, December 7th and the actual auditions will be on the 10th, 11th, and 13th of December.

Sign ups for auditions will be posted on the Drama Board. This is located on the first floor, red hallway, next to the vending machines and across from the bathrooms. Keep your eyes peeled! Additionally, there will be a CREW INTEREST MEETING on December 6th in the choir room after school for construction, paint, sound, lights, props, costumes, and hair and makeup. More information can be found on the drama club board. We can't wait to see some old faces and new ones. See you there!  

 National English Honors Society December Deadline

National English Honor Society is accepting applications for NEW members this December! Please pick up a blue application from your English Teacher or from Mrs. Boettcher in Room 130. The deadline for turning in your completed application and $20 fee is Monday December 17.

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.