News and Updates

 

Scholarships at State

 

Houstonfest Scholarships - winners posted!

 

What's new for 2019

 

Teacher-to-Teacher Tips

 

Tips for Pair Discussion

 

Arrival at Heights High School

 

Lunch options

 

Plays will be performed at Houstonfest

 

Daily log of changes to state-qualifier list

 

Photo Gallery 2014

 

 

Important Dates

 

Fri., Mar. 8, 2019 Gail Cope Scholarship applications due.

 

Tue., April 30, 2019 Gail Cope Teacher Grant applications due.

 

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 to David Kniess 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 Houstonfest !

 

x, Feb. x, 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.

 

x, Feb. x, 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 Houstonfest Scholarship applications due.

 

 

Contact

 

Houstonfest Director (since fall 2007):

Rustin Buck

school e-mail:  rustin.buck@fortbendisd.com

 home e-mail:  rustinbuck@comcast.net

 

Shortly before each contest, I give out my cell phone number to the teachers who have registered.  In the meantime, contact me by e-mail.  I am usually very prompt in responding to e-mail.

 

Use this address for all written correspondence:

Houstonfest

2507 Slippery Rock Dr.

Sugar Land, TX 77498-1909

 

Houstonfest Steering Committee

Rustin Buck*, Clements

Laura Dunn*, The Woodlands

Seth Hulse, Travis

Mark Johnson*, Heights

Heidi Kirby*, Cinco Ranch

David Kniess, Kingwood

Jennifer Martin*, Morton Ranch

Jürgen Müller, Awty International School

Trina Powers, The Woodlands

Michael Rossow, Bellaire

Yvonne Thomas, Tomball Memorial

 

* also on State Steering Committee

When is the next Houstonfest?

 

Saturday,

February 8, 2020

 

Where is Houstonfest?

 

Heights High School

413 E. 13th Street

Houston, TX 77008

 

Link to Texas State German Contest

 

Texas State German Contest on Facebook