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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.



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 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 8, 2020


Where is Houstonfest?


Heights High School

413 E. 13th Street

Houston, TX 77008


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