Upcoming Events - Daily Announcements

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    • Booster Club Mulch Sale - $5.50/bag brown, $6.50/bag black - Order today here.
    • AP Exam Registration - Register by 3/22 at  https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/210564
    • Literary Magazine accepting submissions of your writing, art, or music pieces to qohslitmag@gmail.com!
    • Winter Clothing Drive - MSP is hosting a winter clothing drive for the homeless.  Please bring new or gently used winter wear to Mr. Favazzo or  Mr. Rivera in the counseling office.
  • Friday, 2/22 - Deadline to Register for FREE SAT/ACT
  • Saturday, 2/23 - Monday. 2/25 - Piano Sale; Click here for more information.
  • Tuesday, 2/26 - Spring Sports Registration Deadline! Registration must be done by February 26 or you will NOT be able to try out March 1st! See here for details.
  • Friday, 2/28 - African American Heritage Assembly

Class Registration Information

The 2019-2020 Class Registration period has begun at QO.  All the information you need to help you through this process is listed below including links to presentations to the students, links to presentations to the parents, and quick links to the Course Catalog/Bullein, Signature Pathways, and Articulation booklet.  Counselors will be meeting with current QO students in the next few weeks to distribute materials and discuss registration.

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.

AP Registration

It is that time of year again!  Registration for AP Exams is about to begin.  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.  Registration for the exams will start on Sunday, February 10th. 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.

Literary Magazine

From February 1st to March 1st, submit your writing, art, or music pieces to qohslitmag@gmail.com to have the chance to win a prize and have your work published in the Literary Magazine! Each submission will enter your name into the contest once. The week of March 4th, 2 winners will be chosen and will be awarded. Feel free to submit as many pieces as you wish -- more submissions = higher chance of winning!

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.

Spring 2019 Parking Applications

The Spring 2019 Parking Application is available on the QOHS website. The deadline for applications was 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.  PARKING ENFORCEMENT WILL BEGIN FEBRUARY 19th!


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

 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.