Upcoming Events - Daily Announcements

  •  All Week - MLK Week of Service
    • Stepping Stone Shelter Donation Collection for the Homeless - SGA, drop-off in room 236, see the Urgent Needs List
    • Cleaning Supplies Drive for Interfaith Works - MSP, drop-off in the Counseling Office
    • Feminine Products/Supply Collection for the Family Justice Center Foundation - Women's Studies Students, drop-off in P1
    • Inspirational Quotes in the Building - See Mrs. Aranda in the PE Department for details
    • Additional opportunities are available on the "MLK Day of Service: A Day On, Not a Day Off" flyer
  • Thursday, 1/23 - Rho Kappa's Coffee House
    • 7-9 pm in the QO cafeteria.  Everyone is welcome to come and  enjoy an evening of entertainment!  
    • Admission is $5.00, which will go to support Doctors Without Borders. 
  • Friday, 1/24 - Half Day!
    • Parking Permit Applications for 2nd Semester are DUE
    • Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair at the Univ. of Shady Grove from 6-8pm, families and students welcome.  Seniors can also interview starting at 3:30pm - details in the flyer.
  • Wednesday, 1/29 - UNICEF Chipotle fundraiser! 5:00pm to 9:00pm at Chipotle. Be sure to mention the fundraiser when purchasing!
  • Thursday, 1/20 - MOD Pizza fundraiser!  All day in the Kentland's, mention QOHS Booster Club when ordering and we will get 20!
  • Saturday, 2/8 - Booster Club Silent Auction Event at Not Your Average Joe's see details in the flyer and RSVP via the Evite.
  • Senior Fees - Get a head start and pay your senior fees TODAY - Full details are in the flyer.  Fees can ONLY be paid online at the low price of $65 through January 31st.

Parking Permit Applications Available for Semester 2

Juniors and Seniors who wish to park on campus can now access the 2nd Semester Parking Permit Application online.  The application must be completed for ALL students wishing to park on campus, including those who received a permit for 1st Semester.  Applications must be completed by Friday, January 24th and submitted to the Athletic Director, Mr. Rabberman in room 255.  Details about who is eligible, how applications are evaluated, and the rules about parking on campus are explained in the application.

Registration Information for 2020-2021

Counselors will be meeting with all students at QOHS in grades 9-11 on Tuesday, 1/21 - Thursday, 1/23 and with incoming students on 1/29.  At that time students will be receiving their Course Bulletins and registration cards.  Additional information is available on our website on the Course Bulletin page (including 4 year plan samples), in the Articulation Booklet, and on the AP Signature page.  Information is also available in the presentations that were given in early January to Incoming Parents from 1/9/20 and Current Parents.

Accuplacer Testing Information

Students identified for May 2020 graduation who need to take the Accuplacer Test will receive passes on Tuesday, 1/21/20. If you have taken the SAT or ACT and you receive a testing pass, please report to the Accuplacer testing and bring verification that you took the SAT or ACT. During 2nd semester, the Accuplacer Test will also be administered for other students that need to take the test. Look for that information at a later date.
Senior (May 2020 graduates) Test Dates 

  • Regular Administration – Auditorium, Wednesday, 1/22/20 @ 7:45 am 
  • Make-up Administration– Auditorium, Thursday, 1/23/20 @ 7:45 am 
  • Make-up Administration– Media Center, Thursday, 1/30/20 @ 7:45 am

Voter Registration Drive

From January 21st through January 23rd, 2020, students who are 16 years and older will be able to register to vote for all Maryland general elections! The voter registration drive will occur during lunch in the auditorium on these 3 days! It’s a great resource, and makes the registration process a piece of cake! More information on how to sign up can be found on the Instagram and Twitter accounts! (@sgaqohs)


The 2020 Yearbook is currently $95 and is on sale now. Personalization deadline is January 31st and All Senior Ad sales have a deadline of February 10th. You can purchase at jostensyearbooks.com or contact qoyearbook@gmail.com for more information.

Senior Fees

The senior fee covers the cost of caps and gowns and other graduation related items.  The fee is currently $65 until January 31st and can be paid via the Online School Store or by bringing cash or a check to Mrs. Burdette in Portable 1.  The fee will increase to $75 on February 1st and must be paid in order to participate in graduation.

Information About Changes in AP Exams

On Friday October 25, 2019 a letter was distributed to all students who are currently enrolled in an AP class with information about registration and payment for AP classes this year in English and Spanish. Registration will be done through the College Board website, myAP Classroom, and the Online School Payment system will be used for payments. The registration deadline has moved up this year and will be November 4th. If you register after this date you will need to pay a $40 late fee in addition to the $94 exam fee. Additionally there will be a $40 fee if you register for an exam and then do not take it. Payments are not due until the spring, but you can pay at any time beginning now.  Students who qualify for a fee waiver or are requesting financial assistance must complete the appropriate paperwork (English or Spanishand submit it.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact either of our AP Coordinators: Ms. Lyon(Victoria_Lyon@mcpsmd.org) in counseling or Ms. Nicholson(Jennifer_R_Nicholson@mcpsmd.org) in the media center.

Sprint 1 Million Project - Internet at Home

Do you have difficulty completing your work due to lack of internet at home? If so, you may qualify for a free device from Sprint! You must be - enrolled in an MCPS HS, not have reliable internet at home (no access, multiple students with 1 computer, dial up only), and meet income requirements. If eligible you can receive a device from Sprint with 10GB per month of free high-speed LTE data. Unlimited data is provided at 2G speeds if usage exceeds 3GB in a month. Get more information in the flyers – EnglishFrench, and Spanish

QO.U Resources

Students can access resources shared during past QO.U classes by clicking here.

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.