Category: Education

Kentlands Resident Embarks on Mission to Brazil

Quince Orchard Class of 2018 graduate Christopher Hunter plans to study aviation at Utah State, but first, he jets off to Sao Paulo, Brazil, to make a journey of faith and service. Hunter, a Kentlands resident, is a member of the Gaithersburg ward…

Promise Kept: Working Returns for Final QO Graduation

When Quince Orchard Principal Carole Working retired earlier this year and left the area to join her husband at his new job in Italy, she promised the graduating class of 2018 that she would return for their graduation. On May…

Ridgeview Middle Student Raises $10K to Fight ALS

By Staff Sophie Rubin, a 13-year-old seventh grader at Ridgeview Middle School, is fighting ALS in a big way. In honor of her grandmother, “Nanny,” Rubin took up the challenge to raise both awareness for ALS and funds to support…

Bittner Day Celebrates a Legacy of Love, Teaches Resiliency

Beloved Lakelands Park Middle School (LPMS) health and PE teacher Mr. Matt Bittner passed away on Dec. 12, 2011 from liver cancer, but his spirit lives on, inspiring old colleagues and those he never knew, as well as current students…

Assignment Education

Meet and Greet with New QO Principal Planned The Quince Orchard Booster Club is planning a Meet and Greet Reception to welcome new Quince Orchard High Principal Elizabeth Thomas. The reception will be held on July 12, 6 to 8…

Graduation Day

Photo | Cara O’Connor Friends since kindergarten, Wynter O’Connor and Chris Hunter graduated from Quince Orchard High School on May 30 at DAR Constitution Hall. Both are now QO Marching Band and Theatre program alumni.

Student-Athletes, Coaches Celebrate Impressive Year

The last few weeks of the 2017-2018 school year were busy in the athletic hallways of Quince Orchard. On May 24, QO had their last signing day for four more seniors who will continue their athletic careers in college. Elizabeth…

Assignment Education

Zach Kerr’s Stars of Tomorrow Camp Comes to QO Zach Kerr, part of QO’s 2007 winning state championship squad and now part of the Denver Broncos team, returns to his alma mater this summer to offer a free, one-day camp…

School Districts Plan for the Unthinkable

By Jack Toomey Every year there are at least 20 mass shootings in the United States where four or more people are killed. Unfortunately, many of these events happen in school buildings. As a result, school districts have developed their…

Assignment Education

New QO Principal Announced Elizabeth L. Thomas will be the new principal of Quince Orchard High School, effective July 1. Thomas has more than 23 years of experience in education. In addition to five years as a classroom teacher at…