News and Updates
Changes and updates for 2024 (new!)
Promo Video #1 (students from one school tell why they
Video #2 (one student tells why she loves contest)
Scholarships at State
State Promo Video Contest
Tips for Pair Discussion
Arrival at Heights High School
Daily log of changes to
Tue., Jan. 16, 2024, 11:59
p.m.: Houstonfest registration
spreadsheet due for regular price of $12/student (payment does not have
to be mailed until 1/22).
Mon., Jan. 22, 2024, 11:59
p.m.: Houstonfest registration spreadsheet
for late price of $15/student. Deadline to postmark Houstonfest payment.
Sat., Jan. 27, 2024, 9:00 a.m.:
Submission of entries in the 7 virtual Houstonfest events due (get link to
Google Form from your teacher).
Tue., Jan. 30, 2024, 11:59 p.m.: Remote
judging of the 7 virtual Houstonfest events ends.
Wed., Jan. 31, 2024, 9:00 p.m.:
Houstonfest changes (adds,
drops, substitutions) due. After this point, no more changes will be allowed.
Sat., Feb. 3, 2024:
Heights High School, Houston.
Fri., Feb. 9, 2024, 11:59 p.m.: State
online registration due for "early bird" price of $12/student (payment does not
have to be mailed until 2/14).
Wed., Feb. 14, 2024, 11:59 p.m.: State
online registration due
regular price of
$15/student. Deadline to postmark State payment.
Sat., Feb. 17, 2024, 9:00 a.m.:
Submission of entries in the 7 virtual State events due (get link to
Google Form from your teacher). Also,
Mary El-Beheri Memorial Scholarship
Mon., Feb. 19, 2024, 8:00 p.m.:
promotional video contest
due to State director.
Tue., Feb. 20, 2024, 11:59 p.m.: Remote
judging of the 7 virtual State events ends.
Sat., Feb. 24, 2024:
Texas State German Contest, Texas State
University, San Marcos.
Sat., Mar. 2, 2024, 11:59 p.m.:
Houstonfest Scholarship applications due.
Sun., Mar. 10, 2024:
State Scholarship applications due.
Gail Cope Teacher Grant applications.
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
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 3, 2024
Heights High School
413 E. 13th Street, Houston, TX
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