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Daily log of changes to
What's new for 2019
Tips for Pair Discussion
Arrival at Heights High School
Plays will be performed at Houstonfest
Scholarships at State
Fri., Feb. 8, 2019:
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. 15, 2019:
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. 23, 2019:
Texas State German
Contest, Texas State University, San Marcos.
Sat., Mar. 2, 2019:
Fri., Mar. 8, 2019:
Scholarship applications due.
Tue., April 30, 2019:
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
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:
Sat., Feb. 29, 2020: Leap into the Texas State German Contest !
The results of Houstonfest can be viewed in an
Excel spreadsheet by clicking the link below. When the spreadsheet opens
on your computer, you will see four tabs across the bottom representing these
Original 1-10: The original,
unaltered list of winners from Houstonfest. This list will never be
altered (unless errors are discovered), so that the original list of winners
will always be available.
Updated 1-10: The current list
of places 1-10, reflecting all drops and move-ups to date. This
spreadsheet will be updated daily between the date of Houstonfest and the
date of State. If State were held today, the students in slots 1-5 in
each event would be the competitors.
The original list of winners, resorted by school and showing each school's
total sweepstakes points.
School Codes: A key to the
four-letter school codes.
Open results spreadsheet
Tips for teachers:
The spreadsheet can be a very flexible and
useful tool for you. You can save it to your computer and re-sort it
in various ways. For instance, because "School" is a separate column,
you can re-sort the list by school and thereby group all of your winning
To simplify the process of monitoring
changes to the state-qualifier list that affect your students, you can also
view a daily log of changes.
E-mail me (Rustin Buck) if
you have any students who will not attend State so that I can drop them from
the qualifier list and move up the next student.
When is the next Houstonfest?
February 8, 2020
Heights High School
413 E. 13th Street
Houston, TX 77008
Link to Texas
State German Contest
State German Contest on Facebook