DeKeyser Elementary School gets extreme makeover

Lowe's and Michigan State Students provide donations and guidance

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – DeKeyser Elementary will be getting an extreme makeover on its front grounds thanks to a grant from Lowe's and designs from Michigan State University horticulture students on Wedensday.

The makeover will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the school, located at 39600 Atkinson in
Sterling Heights.

Michigan State University students in professor Robert Schutzki's horticulture classes created designs specifically for the DeKeyser students.

The designs were submitted to the DeKeyser landscaping committee based on five criteria:

· Kid-friendly
· Plants native to MI
· Low maintenance
· Hardy
· Cost-effective

The landscaping committee was comprised of DeKeyser students, staff, parents and Lowe's employees. They all provided guidance to narrow down designs received from MSU students.

At the school's 40th birthday party, DeKeyser students voted for their favorites.