Student and teacher giving a high five using both hands.

Year round Star events and programs

Student council

Each year 4th and 5th graders are selected by their teachers to be part of our student council leadership program. Students meet on 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 3:20 - 4:00 p.m.

Safety Patrol

Safety Patrol is a leadership program for 5th graders.  Students must fill out an application form and be recommended by teachers for good behavior and leadership qualities.  Safety Patrol helps in many areas during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal.

Stephens All-Star Choir 

The All-Star Choir is made up of 4th and 5th grade students. Students meet weekly for choir practice and program rehearsals.  More details coming soon for the 2022-2023 school year.

UIL (University Interscholastic League)

UIL is an opportunity for our students to have fun focusing on a specific event like Oral Reading, Ready Writing, Math or Music, to name a few.  Our students learn how to prepare for compete against other elementary students in their chosen event.  Each year our students have fun, and make memories, working with their coach and then meeting to compete. 

Chess Club

Students will work  together to learn the fundamentals of playing chess. They will learn strategies and problem solving techniques which will increase their analytical and quick response thinking. 

Eddie the eagle giving students high fives.

Eddie Eagle gun safety program

Rowlett police department and Garland ISD school resource officers, SRO,  facilitate the Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Program for our 1st grade students.

Kindergarten community helpers

Each year the Kindergarten students have the opportunity to learn about many different jobs in our community. Different community helpers come in to speak with the students about their role in our community. Examples are SRO officer, baker/florist, hairstylist and firemen.

Field trips 

Large dinosaur skeleton on display in a science museum

Each grade level can take up to 2 field trips a year. Places we've visited are Dallas Aquarium, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas Museum of Art, ASI Gymnastics, Owens Farm, Johnson Space Center, Rough Riders baseball games, Planetarium and various Garland ISD high school theatre plays.


Monthly Star events


College Day

Students and staff wear their favorite college t-shirt to represent College Awareness day.

Grandparents Day

This special day is to honor our Grandparents by having lunch for them in our cafeteria.

Ladies dressed in yellow t-shirts displaying different emoji's


Family fright and fitness night

Our Physical Education department organizes a carnival style event filled with games, activities and fitness information for parents, family members and students. It helps promote healthy living and extra curricular activities within the community. Many businesses and organizations participate yearly by setting up a booth and handing out information.

Fire prevention awareness

Rowlett Fire Station 1 brings the smokehouse out to our school to teach our K-2 students fire awareness and safety. The smokehouse simulates a house filled with smoke and teaches the students how to get out safely.


Turkey trot

Our Physical Education department holds an annual turkey trot around the perimeter of the school. Students, parents, grandparents and faculty can earn laps by running, trotting or walking to support their child's classroom.

Spelling bee

4th and 5th graders are selected from each classroom to participate in the annual school spelling bee. The Stephens Star winner advances to the Garland ISD district elementary championship.  


Holiday parties

Students and teachers celebrate with a party in their classroom on the last day before our holiday break. Students make crafts, play games and eat yummy treats.

Science fair

Science fair

All students K-4th have the opportunity to complete a project for our school science fair. 5th grade students are required to complete a project as part of their science grade.

Holiday sing-a-long

All students, teachers and faculty come together in the cafeteria for a holiday sing-a-long. The sing-a-long is lead by our music teachers and All StarChoir.


Valentines parties

Students and teachers celebrate with a party in their classroom. Students can pass out Valentines to their classmates and eat yummy treats.

Tooth fairy

The tooth fairy visits K-2 students to help promote national dental health month.


Students compete annually in a wide variety of events.  Competition is usually held at Sachse High School or another designated Garland ISD high school.


Stars attend the annual Bring Your Own Device Night (BYOD) and Literacy evening to help promote College and Career Readiness.



students holding a large rope playing tug of war

Field day

All students and teachers participate in a fun-filled array of high energy events throughout the school day. There are indoor and outdoor events complete with a firetruck splash down to make the day one to always remember.


Students in grades 3-5 participate in various activities where students have earned tickets throughout the year. The tickets go towards admission to the games and activities as well as purchasing food from the Snack Shack.


Kindergarten and 5th grade students participate in graduation ceremonies. Students perform during graduation, receive diplomas and watch a video of the years events.