Activities

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 on Thursday's from 7:35 - 8:10 a.m in Mr. Cundiff's music room.

Star Buddies

Star Buddies are 3rd-5th grade General Education students and ALE students who partner up in a buddy program. Buddies participate in Special's classes, recess, lunch activities and morning activities together to foster and grow our campus community. 5th Grade students are able to assist and travel with ALE students to the Special Olympics activities within GISD.

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 Eagle gun safety program

Officer Bell facilitates 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

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, ASI Gymnastics, Owens Farm, Johnson Space Center, Rough Riders Complex, Planetarium and various Garland ISD plays.

Monthly Star events

September

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.

October

Family fright and fitness night

Our PE department organizes a fitness fair 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.

November

Turkey trot

Our PE 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 winner goes to district.

December

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

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 Honor Choir.

February

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.

UIL

Competition this year is February 22, at Sachse High School.

March

The annual Bring Your Own Device Night (BYOD) to help promote College and Career Readiness.

April

May

Field day

All students and teachers participate in a fun-filled day of events throughout the school day. There are indoor and outdoor events.

Circus

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.

Graduations

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