News and Updates

 

What's new for 2018

 

Teacher-to-Teacher Tips

 

Houstonfest Scholarships

 

Scholarships at State

 

Tips for Pair Discussion

 

Arrival at Heights High School

 

Bubble Soccer

 

Lunch options

 

Plays will be performed at Houstonfest

 

Daily log of changes to state-qualifier list

 

Photo Gallery 2014

 

Important Dates

 

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 to David Kniess 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 Houstonfest !

 

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 regular deadline.

 

Sat., Feb. 24, 2018 Texas State German Contest, Texas State University, San Marcos.

 

Sat., Mar. 3, 2018 Houstonfest Scholarship applications due.

 

Fri., Mar. 9, 2018 Gail Cope 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?

 

Saturday,

February 3, 2018,

8:00 a.m.

 

Where is Houstonfest?

 

Heights High School

413 E. 13th Street

Houston, TX 77008

 

Link to Texas State German Contest