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QO Booster Club News Marching Band Sale Save the date and your old treasures for the Quince Orchard High School Marching Band Spring Yard Sale to be held April 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale, to be…

Mayor Meets with New Superintendent

Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz and City Manager Angel Jones met with new Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Joshua Starr on Sept. 15 for about 90 minutes to discuss local school issues. According to Katz, the meeting began at City…

APFO Work Session Scheduled for Sept. 12

UPDATED Within just the past six months, two developers approached Gaithersburg city officials about implementing elements of the Kentlands master plan. One property owner was interested in building more live-work type units in between the Michael’s and Whole Foods stores.…

Back to the Books in Gaithersburg

Summer is over for thousands of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students who are heading back to the classroom for the first day of school today. The first day will have to wait for students at seven county schools that…

RCES Kindergarteners Playdate in Lakelands

A get-together for incoming Rachel Carson Elementary School (RCES) kindergarteners is scheduled for Aug. 24 at 9:30 a.m. at Billy’s Playground in Lakelands Park. All incoming RCES kindergarteners are welcome to come meet kids who are going to be in…

Security System Coming to RCES

Visitors to Rachel Carson Elementary School (RCES) will soon need to be buzzed in through a new security system to be in place there this month. The project is part of the Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) capital projects plan…

QO Team Headed to Finals of “It’s Academic”

On April 30, the Washington area “It’s Academic” semi-finals were held at NBC Channel 4 studios. The match-up was between Quince Orchard, Blair and BCC high schools. The QO panel, coached by teacher Joshua Schuman, was comprised of seniors Chris Manners, Sean Reidy and Greg Holland. Also in attendance were seniors Anna Seeman and Jordan…

QO Lacrosse Team Keeps Winning

The Quince Orchard boys’ lacrosse team continued its winning ways with a 13-2 win over Clarksburg on Monday night. QO will play in the regional final tomorrow (May 18) against Linganore.

Starr Named New MCPS Superintendent

The Montgomery County Board of Education has selected Dr. Joshua P. Starr as its candidate for superintendent of schools for the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), pending final negotiations for employment and approval by the state superintendent of schools. Starr…