News and Updates
Houstonfest Scholarships -
Scholarships at State
Special Rules and Procedures for the 2021 Remote Contest
Tips for Pair Discussion
Arrival at Heights High School
Plays will be performed at Houstonfest
Daily log of changes to
Sat., Mar. 6, 2021:
State online awards ceremony
Fri., Mar. 12, 2021:
Scholarship applications due.
Fri., April 30, 2021:
Gail Cope Teacher Grant applications due.
The rest of this will be updated for 2022 some time soon:
Sat., Jan. 16, 2021: Regular deadline to submit registration
spreadsheet in order to pay regular price of $10/student (payment does not have
to be mailed until 1/25).
Mon., Jan. 25, 2021: Final deadline to submit registration spreadsheet
for late price of $12/student and deadline to postmark payment.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2021,
8:00 p.m.: Deadline to submit changes (adds,
drops, substitutions). After this point, no more additions or
substitutions will be allowed.
Sat., Feb. 6, 2021:
Houstonfest (100% remote): some events conducted
"live" (online) that day, all others submitted digitally by 9:00 a.m.
Thur., Feb. 11, 2021:
Houstonfest online awards show emailed to teachers.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2021:
State online registration due by 11:59 p.m.
for "early bird" price of
$10/student (payment does not have to be mailed yet). Also, deadline to apply for the
Mary El-Beheri Memorial Scholarship.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2021: State online registration due by 11:59 p.m. at
regular price of
$12/student. Also, entries for
promotional video contest
due to State director Jennifer Christianson by 8:00 p.m. and deadline to
Sat., Feb. 27, 2021: Texas State German
Contest (100% remote): some events conducted "live" (online) that day, all
others submitted digitally by 9:00 a.m.
Arrival at Heights High School
There will be no
"arrival" at Houstonfest in 2021 because the contest will be conducted remotely,
but this page remains here for future use.
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 5, 2022
Due to COVID-19, the 2021 contest was conducted entirely REMOTELY. We hope to be
back at our usual venue, Heights High School in Houston, in 2022.
Link to Texas
State German Contest
State German Contest on Facebook