Clubs and Organizations

Academic Team (formerly It's Academic)

Sponsor: Mr. Schuman
Remind: @qoqb2021
Description: The academic team competes in quiz-style competitions against other schools around the DC area, the most notable of which is the TV show “It’s Academic.”

Africa United Club

Sponsor: Ms. Albarracin

Remind: @africaunit

Description: The Africa United Club is interested in learning about and celebrating African Culture as well as community service projects in Montgomery County and in Africa. Some of the activities we have been involved in: Field trips to the African History Museum and IMAX film on Egypt, African Art History lecture at GWU, African History lecture at Montgomery College, clothing drive for flood victims in Mozambique, Christmas Toy-Drive for Head Start in Montgomery County, donation to Trees for the Future to help plant trees in Africa, annual participation and organization for International Night at QOHS, participation in the African American History Month Assemblies, African dinners at student homes. We will also be participating in Putting on the Hits.

All for Animals

Sponsor: Ms. Soykan
Remind: @qoanimals

Description: In this club we will gather new or gently used animal supplies to donate to the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center including towels, blankets, beds and heavy-duty\ chew toys.

American Sign Language Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Combs

Remind: @aslqo
Description: The ASL Club discusses Deaf events in the Washington, DC area. Come learn some sign language basics. In addition, the club assists the ASL Honor Society with its yearly fundraiser of sending a deaf child to camp.

Biology Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Pankova
Remind: @2hcce68

Chess Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Short
Remind: @qochess21

Chick Fil A Leader Academy

Sponsor: Ms. Justilien
Remind: @qohscfa
Description: The Chick- Fil-A Academy is part of a national service program where members learn leadership skills to impact their community through hands-on service projects.

Class of 2022

Sponsors: Ms. Aronow and Ms. Ward
Remind: @qosop

Comfort Cases

Sponsor: Ms. Cooley-Klein
Remind: @comfortcas
DescriptionComfort Cases is an organization whose main goal is to provide kids in foster care with special “cases” filled with essentials, forms of entertainment and comfort. Kids in care are normally told to gather their things in a trash bag when moving from house to house. We find this demoralizing, and want to make sure kids in care are treated with respect. Our goal here in the Quince Orchard chapter is to provide cases for kids ages 12-19 years old. The organization was founded by QO parent Rob Scheer and took off nationwide.

Computer Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Adams
Remind: @qocompclub
Description: Computer Club allows students interested in technology to broaden their knowledge. We will participate in various competitions. We Do Computers!

Conversation Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Bejarano
Remind: @qocharla
Description: The Conversation Club invites all levels of speakers of English and Spanish to meet in a friendly and relaxed setting to practice conversational skills. Students also have opportunities to learn about different cultures and make friends!

Cougar Broadcasting Club

Sponsor: Mr. Rabberman 
Remind: @QOSportsNet
Description: The Cougar Broadcasting Club broadcasts a live radio play-by-play of different sporting events at QO. 

Cougar Companion Club

Sponsor: Ms. Soykan
Remind: @de8db7f
Description: In the Cougar Companion Club, students get the opportunity to meet new people by getting paired up with a buddy that has the same interests as you. In this club, we do games, fun activities, and more. All you have to do is fill out a form and await your new buddy!

Cougar Minds Matter

Sponsor: Mrs. McCormackMs. Jimenez, & Ms. Carver
Remind: @cougarmm22
Twitter: @CougarMinds
Instagram: @cougar.minds.matter
Description: Working together to end the stigma around mental health in a safe, inclusive environment at QO. The club meets and discusses help-seeking behaviors and other mental health topics and organizes school-wide initiatives.

Debate Team

Sponsor: Mrs. Jones
Remind: @debateqo
Description: The Quince Orchard High School Debate Team provides students an opportunity to engage in public forum style debates. Each student researches and prepares for four different topics per year and individually debates these topics with opponents from other Montgomery County schools. For more information talk to Ms. Jones or Devin Streight.

Drug Awareness Club

Sponsor: Mr. Mack
Purpose: To educate and inform QO’s student body on the dangers associated with illegal drugs.

Educators Rising

Sponsor: Ms. Seid
Remind: @7eef9g6
Description: Educators Rising is a free national membership organization for aspiring teachers and their mentors. If you are leading or participating in a school-based program that helps young people explore teaching — in secondary or postsecondary — consider joining Educators Rising to connect with peers and experts around the country who are focusing on the same issues and challenges.

Environmental Club

Sponsor: Ms. Haase
Remind: @qoenv

Equestrian Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Combs
Remind: @QOEQ


Sponsor: Ms. Yu
Remind: @qofca2020

Female Entrepreneurs

Sponsor: Ms. Yang
Remind: @femaleent
A club where QO students can learn about and be inspired by influential female entrepreneurs and their products, learn business skills, and attend Q&A sessions with local entrepreneurs.

Feminism Club

Sponsor: Ms. Tamburello
Remind: @qofemclub

Film Club

Sponsor: Mr. Arora
Remind: @qofilmclub
Description: We watch movies & tv shows. Then we talk about them!

Forensics Speech Team

Sponsor: Mr. Arora
Remind: @qospeech
Description: Forensics Speech Team is not about Forensic science. It's about public speaking! We compete against other MCPS high schools as we develop speaking and acting skills, gain self-confidence and poise, learn how to express ideas clearly and convincingly, and understand the meaning of commitment - to yourself and to the team.

Foster Fur Change

Sponsor: Mrs. Herb
Description: The Foster Fur Change aims to promote foster care & raise money for shelters  

Freedom Writers

Sponsor: Mrs. Jones
Remind: @equity21

Gamers + Game Dev + Anime Clubs

Sponsor: Mr. Rockwood
Remind: @qogamers + @qoanime
Description: The Game Development and Design club is about making video games! Have you ever gotten so mad at a game, and said to yourself "I could do that better" well, now you can! Join the game dev and start making a game today!

Giving Back

Sponsor: Ms. Tamburello
Remind: @qohsgb

Horticulture Club

Sponsor: Ms. Miller
Remind: @hortclub23
Twitter: @qohshorticultu1
Instagram: QO_Horticulture
Description: Horticulture is the art, science, and business of all things plants. Join us for our annual fall centerpiece and a spring plant sale!


Sponsor: Lisa Short and Jennifer Yeck
Remind: @qohosa

Jewish Student Union

Sponsor: Mr. Schuman
Description: Promotes fellowship among Jewish students at QOHS, and explores a variety of aspects of Judaism, American Jewish culture, and service opportunities.

JUNTOS (Just Unite Now That's Our Solution)

Sponsor: Mrs. Gonzalez and Mrs. Mohan
Description: Its mission is to elevate and nurture students’ personal growth through dance and help them discover the power of their artistic expression. One goal is to build dance skills in order to able to compete in area dance competitions, Irene Holtzman, dance instructor of ClaveKazi Dance Company provides private instruction to JUNTOS members on Saturdays from 10:30am - 1:00pm at QOHS and students use after school practices to master the skills taught each Saturday. The MCPS Latin Dance Competition will be held on Monday, November 25, 2019 from 7- 9pm at The Strathmore Hall in Rockville, 5301 Tuckerman Lane North Maryland 20852. Tickets will be on sale in November 1st. In order to be a member of JUNTOS, students must meet eligibility requirements as required by the county GPA of a 2.5.

Key Club

Sponsor:  Mrs. Parker
Remind: @keyclubqo
Description: Key Club is an international organization dedicated to service, leadership, and community. The club plans and participates in many volunteer opportunities through fundraisers, drives, and direct service. Members have a chance to earn SSL hours easily throughout the year. See Facebook page for details.

Kit To Hearts

Sponsor:  Mrs. Belman
Remind: @qokits

Lend a Hand

SponsorMrs. Jones
Remind: @lahqohs
Description: We are a community focused club who participates in monthly projects ranging from providing food for families in need for Thanksgiving, to organizing food at Manna Warehouses, trash pickups and other volunteering opportunities that offer SSL.

Last Minute Crew (LMC)

Sponsor: Mrs. Jones
Remind: @6gbg9d4
Description: We are a cover dance group that specializes in dances such as studio dances, kpop choreographies, etc. We participate in some school events such as the talent show and pep rallies as well as performing outside of school, in public. Anyone who enjoys and appreciates dance is welcome to join! And if you don’t want to dance don’t worry! We also have a crew that you can be a part of. If you have any questions, email us at:

Literary Magazine

Sponsor: Ms. Machcinski
Remind: @qolitmag22
Description: Students create and publish the Cat’s Tales literary magazine. Magazine staff participate in fundraising activities, advertise for submissions, edit and choose submissions to be published in the magazine, and create the magazine design and layout.

Marching Band

Sponsor: Mr. Fiero
Meeting Information: See the Marching Band website for details about practices and performances.
Description: The marching band is one of the largest spirit organizations at Quince Orchard. The Marching Cougars perform at all varsity football games and at several competitions throughout the region. Membership is open to all students grades 9-12. The colorguard is also a dance unit that performs with the marching band at all events. The marching band rehearses two days a week during the fall (football season).

Men's Choir

Sponsor: Ms. Kleiner-Vilgos
Remind: @qotbchoir
Description: Extracurricular choir for Tenors, Baritones and Basses. We sing fun music and its a way to unwind!

Minority Scholars Program

Sponsor: Mr. Rivera and Ms. Justilien

Remind: @QOMSP
Description: The Minority Scholars Program (MSP) is a student driven initiative aimed at reducing the opportunity gap for African American and Latino students. Based off the premise of positive peer pressure, MSP empowers our high school students to work consistently to increase the number of African American and Latino students who are college bound by (1) identifying student candidates for honor and AP courses, (2) providing MSP participants with support through peer-led mentoring, tutoring, workshops and events, and (3) providing leadership opportunities within the school and local community.

MSP at QO is open to all students interested in helping us meet our mission. MSP meets every other Tuesday at lunch in the media center in the room behind the circulation desk. If interested, join our Remind and Google Classroom.

Mock Trial Team

Sponsor: Ms. Jones
Remind: @qotrial
Meetings: Wednesday and Thursday after school in Mrs. Jones' Room 320

Model UN

Sponsor: Ms. Lowenstein
Remind: @8h2ehk
Description: Learn about international affairs and gain a greater general knowledge of the world through Model UN! We offer members opportunities to attend conferences and discuss various political issues and simulate real UN committee sessions. 

Muslim Student Association

Sponsor: Ms. Tamburello
Description: Welcome to the Muslim Student Association (MSA) Club! In this club, we aim to unite both Muslim and non-Muslim students while placing an emphasis on bringing students together in fun and educational experiences. We're focused around promoting an educational and informative outlook on Islam, while still keeping things relative to high school students.

Our plan is to attend MIST (Muslim Interscholastic Tournament), which is a set of competitions aimed to unify people of all backgrounds. When we're not planning for MIST we'll be spending time getting to know each other through bonding events such as virtual game nights or volunteering in our community.

Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society

Sponsor: Ms. Patel
Remind: @4e8e232

National Art Honor Society

SponsorMr. Lundquist
Remind: @nahsqo

National English Honor Society

Sponsor: Ms. Kelel, Mrs. Boettcher

National Honor Society

Sponsor: Ms. Soykan
Remind: @qohsnhs

National Technical Honor Society

Sponsor: Mrs. Adams
Remind: @qo-nths

PEEAR (Tutoring Club)

Sponsor: Ms. Yeck
Remind: @peear
Description: PEEAR (Program for Educational Excellence and Academic Readiness) is a tutoring club with the purpose of enhancing education among students in our community. The members of PEEAR are consisted of high school students who attend Quince Orchard High School. Our club's objective is to provide tutoring for students who attend Ridgeview Middle School and Jones Lane Elementary School.

QO Business Club

Sponsor: Ms. Yang
Remind: @qobiz

QO Breast Cancer Awareness

Sponsor: Mrs. Boettcher
Remind: @qobc
DescriptionQOBCA is a fun way to help fight for a cause and honor loved ones affected by breast cancer. We are known for our annual bracelet sales, holiday card writing, and cookie decorating!

QO Calligraphy Club

Sponsor: Jasmine Ward
Remind: @qocal
Description: Come join the calligraphy club to learn calligraphy. We start out teaching you how to do calligraphy, and then throughout the year we will do fun projects & give back to the community.

QO Career Club

Sponsor: Mr. McKay
Remind: @qocareer

QO Engineering and Robotics Club

Sponsor: Mr. Sarjeant
Remind: @qorobotics

QO MoCo Students for Change Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Kochuba
Remind: @qomo

QO Rock Climbing Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Deomeier
Remind: @qoclimb


Sponsor: Ms. Avalos

QO Sports Medicine Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Short

QO Stitches

Sponsor: Ms. Yu
Remind: @qoknit
Description: Come crochet, knit, and/or sew with us! Bring any current projects you're working on and hang out with friends who also enjoy working with yarn and fabric. If you're new to these crafts, we'd love to teach you! We have some donated yarn that you can choose from and some knitting needles, and crochet hooks that you can borrow.

QO Theatre

Director: Mrs. Vogel and Producer: Mrs. Lee
Description: QO Theatre is an organization comprised of those interested in the theatrical arts. It functions as the producing body for at least 2 shows a year, with members not only performing in cast or pit orchestra, but also involved in such aspects as constructing and painting sets, making costumes, props, lights and sound, hair and makeup, and serving as the front house crew during performances, as well as many other areas of production. QO Theatre welcomes all new members to come and share their talents and knowledge. Website for more info and how to sign up: 

Follow on Twitter and Instagram @QOHSTheatre

Random Acts of Kindness

Sponsor: Ms. Yang
Remind: @c4cc7g
Our club works to spread kindness throughout the community through different events such as sending holiday cards to local hospitals, leaving message notes around the school, or participating in donations! Mrs. Yang is our sponsor and we meet about once a month in her room (330).

Rho Kappa (Social Studies Honor Society)

Sponsor: Mrs. Keune

Remind: @7eefheb


Sponsor: Tr. Land & Profe Skeen
Remind: @qosaga

Science National Honor Society

Sponsor: Mrs. Boettcher and Mr. Truman

Spanish Honor Society

Sponsor: Ms. McEldowney

Remind: @40841

Sports Analytics Club

Sponsor: Mr. Rabberman

Remind: @qohssaclub

Student Tutors and Athletic Resources

Sponsor: Mr. Rabberman

Remind: @qohsstar

Super Smash Bros. Club

Sponsor: Ms. Kirby

Remind: @qosmash

Support Our Troops

Sponsor: Mrs. Yang

Remind: @qotroops

Swim Life Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Straus

Remind: @qoswim

Women in Engineering

Sponsor: Mrs. Adams
Remind: @wieatqo
Description: A club where QO students can learn about and be inspired by female engineers and their careers, educational path, and other accomplishments.  Members work together to discuss issues in Engineering, help each other with course work for the PLTW courses at QO, and attend Q&A sessions with local engineers.This club/organization is inclusive of all students regardless of sex or gender identity.


Sponsor: Ms. Mangan
Description: The award-winning yearbook, Tracks, is published and produced by the yearbook class taught by Ms. Mangan. Tracks is published every year.

Young Democrats

Sponsor: Mr. Schuman
Description: The Young Democrats Club is dedicated to political activism in the DC area, promoting a progressive view of local and national politics, including volunteering for local campaigns and attending issues-based rallies and events