CONGRATULATIONS!Jeanne McCormack - School Psychologist of the Year

Our very own Jeanne McCormack was named the Maryland School Psychologist's Association 2019 School Psychologist of the Year!  We are so lucky to have you working with our students and staff, we are happy that you have been recognized for all of your time and effort.

Upcoming Events - Daily Announcements

  •  Current
    • Graduation Info Page - place to answer all your questions (extra tickets, handicapped seating, etc). 
    • Students it's important to note that registration for ONLINE summer classes is currently taking place.  This includes online health and other MCPS summer courses.
  • Wednesday, 4/17 - Monday, 4/22 - No School for Spring Break!
  • Tuesday, 4/23 – SMOB Elections during English and ESOL classes
  • Wednesday, 4/24
    • Every 15 Minutes – Accident Scene @ Lunch in front of the school
    • Art Show open to the public from 6-8:30pm, Main Gym
  • Thursday, 4/25
    • Every 15 Minutes Assembly
    • Art Show open to the public from 6-8:30pm, Main Gym
  • Saturday 4/27 - QOHS Youth Lacrosse Day *More Information Here*
  • Saturday 4/27 - Marching Band Yard Sale from 8am-12pm
    • The yard sale is cash only and will be rain or shine 

LSAAG Community Forum, 4/30

The Latino Student Advocacy Group is hosting a community forum on April 30th (Flyer in Spanish and English). The group is a collaborative working group of educators and community-based organizations to include IDENTITY Inc. The event is widely attended by families and will address major concerns and opportunities in schools for Latino students and families. There are many items coming soon for our ELLs in the next few years that will impact their educational experience and our instructional paradigms.  Students who attend can earn SSL hours, see Ms. Bradley for more details.

Summer School Health at QO

The Health & Physical Education Department of Quince Orchard High School will be offering 1 section of a summer school health course. The purpose of this course is to receive the .5 credit needed for graduation. The course will be offered July 22- Aug 9 (3 week section) from 9:00-1:00 and will be a hybrid with a portion of the class online as well as meeting face to face at Lakelands Middle School. Registration flyers will be given out during 9th grade English classes or can be found in the counseling office. After completing the registration form, a spot will be confirmed upon payment of $300.00. Forms can be turned into Ms. Aranda or Ms. Cross in the counseling office. Payment can be processed using the QO online store or by check. Please email with any questions.


Yearbooks are still on sale for $95, the last day to pre-order is May 10th, order yours online now here.

AP Exam Information

In preparation for the upcoming AP exams, a copy of the AP exam schedule and a letter outlining the test day instructions will be given to students during their pre-administration sessions over the weeks leading up to the exams.  AP exams begin on Monday, May 6th and end on Friday, May 17th.  Please note that given the high number of students taking AP NSL, AP English Literature, AP English Language, and AP World, multiple testing locations will be used for these exams.  These locations are as follows:  

  • AP NSL (Monday, May 6 at 7: 15 am):   
    • Students with last names A – Re report to the Auditorium
    • Students with last names Rf-Z report to the Small Gym
  • AP English Literature (Wednesday, May 8 at 7: 15 am):   
    • Students with last names A – O report to the Auditorium
    • Students with last names ­­­P - Z report to the Small Gym
  • AP English Language (Wednesday, May 15 at 7: 15 am):   
    • Students with last names A - K report to the Auditorium
    • Students with last names L-Sk report to the Main Gym
    • Students with last names Sl - Z report to the Small Gym
  • AP World (Thursday, May 16 at 7: 15 am):   
    • Students with last names A - Ro report to the Auditorium
    • Students with last names Rp - Z report to the Small Gym

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 $75, if it is not paid then the fee will become and obligation on May 1st. 

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 and to access attendance and long term information go to the Student/Parent portal  If you are having issues with your account or need your login information, please contact Mrs. Jennifer Nicholson, Media Specialist, via email to 

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 - 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.