Parent Survey and Info from MCPS

The survey needs to be completed by December 3rd for EVERY student to indicate whether the student will remain exclusively in a virtual learning environment or engage in a combination of in-person and virtual instruction during the second semester.  For more information please see the latest community letter with information on the phased return framework tentatively approved by the Board of Education and the MCPS COVID-19/health metrics dashboard.

Important Information

QO Giving Tree 2020 Sign-Up

This is year 11 of the QO Giving Tree! Due to the current status of school, we will be having the Giving Tree this year, but we will ONLY be collecting gift cards from for needy families to provide meals, household items, and holiday gifts. Please consider adopting a person or family from our QO Community who is in need this year. Details are in the flyer and the sign-up genius is now open and gift cards should be returned by Monday, December 14th.

Yearbooks On Sale NOW!

Order your yearbook today - Our students are working hard to create and capture memories from the school year, don't delay in ordering your copy of the 2021 Tracks Yearbook.  Orders can be done online through the Jostens Website and details are available in the flier.  Looking for an advertisement opportunity that also supports QO, consider purchasing an Ad in this year's yearbook, details can be found in the flyer.

Literary Magazine

Please submit your art and writing pieces for a chance to be included in this year's Literary Magazine! All submissions, questions, and concerns can be sent to!

SSL Information - 2020 Update

  • The 2020-2021 Choose Respect Video Contest is open, enter today.
  • Student-To-Student Extracurricular Series - MCPS is seeking students interested in developing a video presentation with either a leadership moment or extracurricular skill to inspire, teach, and share with their MCPS peers and the greater MCPS community. Students may earn 10 SSL hours for successful submission of all items identified in the Student-To-Student Extracurricular Series Form.
  • Please email Mrs. Shelhorse if you have any questions concerning SSL or need help finding opportunities, the Montgomery Coungty Volunteer Center site includes virtual opportunities for students to participate in to earn SSL. All of the activities on this site are pre-approved and will count towards SSL.  Students who would like to volunteer in person for preapproved nonprofit organizations may do so if it does not interfere with their classes and they have parental consent. 

NEHS Online Writing Center

How to submit a paper for feedback: Students who would like to submit a paper to the Online Writing Center to receive virtual tutoring may share their Google Doc with (making sure to open the sharing settings to “can comment”). Click this YouTube link for a tutorial. The Writing Center: A Resource for Students to Improve their Writing.  Feel free to reach out to Ms. Boettcher or any of our officers with any questions. You can do it! We can help!

Class of 2024 - Welcome! - (Welcome letter in English  or en Español)

Stand Together to Be the Change

We held our first session of "Stand Together to Be the Change: Session 1: Seek to Understand" this week, information shared in that presentation is available to QOHS students via the link above.

Signs of Suicide

The Counseling Department and the School Staff are planning to start the Signs of Suicide program with students on Thursday, March 5th, additional details about the program are available in the documents below.