News and Updates
new for 2018
Scholarships at State
Tips for Pair Discussion
Arrival at Heights High School
Plays will be performed at Houstonfest
Daily log of changes to
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018: Regular deadline to submit registration
spreadsheet in order to pay regular price of $10/student (payment does not have
to be mailed until 1/24).
Wed., Jan. 24, 2018: Final deadline to submit registration spreadsheet
for late price of $12/student and deadline to postmark payment.
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018:
Proof sheet of entries sent to teachers for final
verification and changes.
Tue, Jan. 30, 2018:
Research Papers due
by 11:59 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018,
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. 1, 2018:
Videos due to
Mark Johnson by 6:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018:
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018:
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. 16, 2018:
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
Sat., Feb. 24, 2018:
Texas State German
Contest, Texas State University, San Marcos.
Sat., Mar. 3, 2018:
Scholarship applications due.
Fri., Mar. 9, 2018:
Scholarship applications due.
Maps to help you navigate
If you're coming by CAR
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 either
Northwest Mall or
Houston ISD's Delmar Stadium/Dyer Stadium sports complex, which are adjacent
to each other near the intersection of Highway 290 and Loop 610, and each of
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 to the mall. For the
stadium, turn right off Hempstead Road just past the 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 3, 2018,
Heights High School
413 E. 13th Street
Houston, TX 77008
Link to Texas
State German Contest