News and Updates
Daily log of changes to
Houstonfest Scholarships: Winners
Scholarships at State
What's new for 2020
Arrival at Heights High School
Plays will be performed at Houstonfest
Tips for Pair Discussion
Fri., Jan. 17, 2020: Regular deadline to submit registration
spreadsheet in order to pay regular price of $10/student (payment does not have
to be mailed until 1/27).
Mon., Jan. 27, 2020: Final deadline to submit registration spreadsheet
for late price of $12/student and deadline to postmark payment.
Mon., Feb. 3, 2020:
Proof sheet of entries sent to teachers for final
verification and changes.
Tue., Feb. 4, 2020:
Research Papers due
by 11:59 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 5, 2020,
8:00 p.m.: Deadline to submit changes (adds,
drops, substitutions). After this point, no more additions or
substitutions will be allowed in individual events. Substitutions in group events may continue in emergency situations.
Thur., Feb. 6, 2020:
Videos due to
Mark Johnson by 6:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 8, 2020:
Fri., Feb. 14, 2020:
State online registration due by 11:59 p.m. in
order to qualify for early-bird price of $10 per student. Online
registrations submitted after this point incur the regular registration fee of $12
per student. Also, deadline to apply for the
Mary El-Beheri Memorial Scholarship.
Fri., Feb. 21, 2020:
State online registration due by 11:59 p.m.
(regular deadline). Also, postmark deadline for State payment, regardless
of whether you completed your online registration by the early-bird or the
regular deadline. Also, deadline to submit entries for
promotional video contest to State director Jennifer Christianson.
Sat., Feb. 29, 2020: Leap into the Texas State German Contest !
Sat., Mar. 7, 2020:
Fri., Mar. 13, 2020:
Scholarship applications due.
Thur., April 30, 2020:
Spring Teacher Grant applications due.
Sun., Nov. 15, 2020:
Gail Cope Fall Teacher Grant applications due.
Arrival at Heights High School
Maps to help you navigate
If you're coming by CAR or VAN, enter the campus
from 14th Street, at the northwest corner of the campus, near Arlington (see
maps at link above). Please do NOT park on the streets surrounding the campus.
There is plentiful parking in the two-level garage right in the heart of the
campus. This will keep Heights High School's neighbors happy and prevent you
from getting your car towed!
If you are coming by BUS, please plan your approach to
Heights High School this way: Make your way to Studewood, and from Studewood,
turn west onto 13th Street (see maps at link above). That way, all the buses
will be arriving from the same direction (from the east headed west), and that's
the ideal direction, because it puts you unloading on the correct side of the
street. If you come in on 13th from the west heading east, you're going to
create congestion and unsafe unloading conditions in front of the school.
After your bus has dropped you off, the bus can circle back
around and park in the student parking lot on the opposite side of 13th Street
from the school, next to the tennis courts, a little east of the school.
If the student lot fills up, our official suggestion is for the
buses to park at
Houston ISD's Delmar Stadium/Dyer Stadium sports complex
near the intersection of Highway 290 and Loop
610, which has ample parking. Google says it takes about 14 minutes
to get there from Heights. My suggestion would be to head west on 11th Street
and turn right onto Hempstead Road, which leads straight there. Turn right off Hempstead Road just past the
now-closed Northwest Mall onto Mangum. Your
driver is of course free to seek out somewhere else to park, as well, but
please, not on the streets in the neighborhood around Heights High School.
When is the next Houstonfest?
February 6, 2021
Heights High School
413 E. 13th Street
Houston, TX 77008
Link to Texas
State German Contest
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