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QO Theatre Spring Musical Auditions

Acting and Singing auditions will be on November 28th and 29th, 2:45-6:30 pm, in the QO Auditorium. Dance Auditions will be held on November 30th in the QO Auditorium, from 2:45-7:30. Sign up for auditions using this form. Submissions to the form will be closed on 11/28 at noon. 

Giving Tree 2022

Thirteen years ago, QO started this event to give those in need within our own community a little brighter holiday season.  Each year we help over 50 of our own community members have a happier holiday season and a holiday meal. Due to the continuing COVID Pandemic, shipping delays, and limited availability of some items, we will again only be collecting gift cards to allow families to purchase items that they are most in need of or greatly want.  If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Colleen Adams at colleen_m_adams@mcpsmd.orgHere is how it works:

  • Community Members select a gift card from our Sign-Up Genius.  We are looking for donations of $25 gift cards to different retailers and grocery stores.
  • We ask that gift cards are returned by Thursday, December 9th.
  • When returning gift cards, please follow these guidelines:
    • PREFERRED METHOD - Drop-off at school, place cards in an envelope or ziploc bag and label the envelope or bag with the Family Code and your name or email address
      • Deliver cards to Ms. Adams in:
        • Room 123B before school & at lunch on Tuesdays and Wednesday (yellow hallway)
        • Room 128 during lunch on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays
    • Mail cards to school (please mail EARLY so they arrive by December 9th) - Label all cards with the Family Code and your name or email address and mail to: Colleen Adams, ℅ QOHS, 15800 Quince Orchard Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Class of 2023 - Senior Info Slides

  • Senior fees: Senior fees include your cap and gown and other expenses related to graduation. You will be able to pay your senior fees online through Josten's website.
    • November 1-January 31: $80
    • February 1-April 30: $90
  • Senior Portraits: Senior portrait makeups were in October, call 1-800-736-4753 or schedule at  Additional makeup dates will be available in November and December.

Yearbook - Early Bird Price

Pre-order your 2023 yearbook NOW to take advantage of the lowest prices of the year. The price of the yearbook is $100, but a limited number of books is available at three different price tiers starting at $85. Once the batch of $85 yearbooks is sold, the second batch will be offered at $90 per book, and the final batch will be offered at $95 per book. The promotional price available at the time of your order will be displayed when you log in to place your order at This promotional pricing is only available for books sold online. ORDER TODAY to have the best chance of getting the best deal!

Athletic Event Info

Please be advised that there are new protocols and procedures in place at ALL Athletic events.  Please read through the MCPS Athletics Safety Plan, read the highlighted specific protocols below, and watch this Public Service Announcement by Mrs. Thomas, Mr. Rabberman, and Mr. Flemming. 

  • Season Tickets can still be purchased, all online through GoFan.
  • All tickets must be purchased online through GoFan, tickets must be on your digital device and redeemed by Athletic Department Staff at the entrance gate.
    • No screenshots, images or already redeemed tickets will be accepted.
    • Everyone age 11+ must purchase a ticket to attend and event.
  • High School students must show Student ID along with their ticket.
  • All Elementary and Middle School students MUST be accompanied and supervised by an Adult Chaperone during the entire event.
  • NO Re-Entry into the game and NO Entry after Halftime
  • NO Outside Food or Drink
  • NO Backpacks allowed into the stadium for Football Events.

CTE Applications

Students, Are you interested in pursuing a career in Cosmetology, Auto Mechanics, Health Professions, Carpentry, Graphic Design, Electrician, etc? Then check out these opportunities. Students can earn a certification in one of these particular career pathways, as they earn their High School Diploma.  If you would like to visit the school, check out the following Open House Dates and Times - each school offers different programs, details can be found in this newsletter.

FREE English Language Learner Classes for MCPS Parents

In collaboration with MCPS, the Literacy Council of Montgomery County (LCMC) is offering free English language learner classes for MCPS parents. The classes will be held virtually and in person, and there will be options for all levels of English speakers. They are available to any MCPS parent for whom English is not their first language. Parents can complete this interest form to receive a placement test: This form is available in multiple languages. Parents with questions regarding the availability of classes and sign up process should contact Kevin Ralph from LCMC at or call 240-665-0471.

FARMS - It's More than Just Free Meals

Families who qualify for free and reduced benefits get so much more than just free meals. Your application can:
  • Provide discounts on college applications, SAT, ACT & AP testing fees
  • Help increase school funding
  • Provide possible discounts on internet access
  • Give discounts on ECA fees like athletics & band.

Apply online NOW at (Translations available) Click here for an English video tutorial. Vea aquí un vídeo paso a paso en español sobre cómo completar la solicitud de FARMS.

Meal benefit eligibility from last school year will remain current only through the first 30 scheduled school days OR until a 2022-2023 application is processed. If you have any questions, please call 240-740-7400 or reach out to your school counselor.

QO Theatre Information & Updates

Follow this link for more information on all the exciting things QO Theatre has coming up and be sure to follow them on Twitter and Instagram @qohstheatre. Feel free to email Ms. Vogel with any questions

MCPS SSL Information

High school students should be continuously working towards earning SSL hours towards their SSL graduation requirements.  Details including traditional in-person opportunities and select virtual/remote opportunities that follow the guidelines posted on the MCPS SSL webpage (  If you have any questions about the SSL program please email our SSL coordinator, Ms. Tammy Shelhorse. There are many opportunities coming up with October Events and Election Day, please make sure that you are listening to the morning announcements and checking the daily slides for details.

Restorative Justice

You may have heard the term “Restorative Justice” or RJ. RJ is about managing relationships, communication, collaboration, conflict resolution, and community building. At Quince Orchard, we will be engaging students, staff, and parents in our efforts to build a stronger community to support our students in achieving excellence. Please use this QOHS Restorative Justice Video and Survey link to access a video detailing QOHS Restorative Justice and complete the survey with your feedback. Thanks for your participation!  

Antiracist System Audit

We know that messages from MCPS often get lost and sometimes misconstrued. The website for the Antiracist Audit has been updated and below are some materials that can help provide some more insight and support for our community members about the audit and during the audit.