CHESTERFIELD — The home of the Rams is getting a facelift.
A platoon of agriculture students armed with shovels dug many holes in front of Chesterfield High with a literal truckload of bushes and couple of palmetto trees awaiting planting Tuesday morning.
The two-week project supervised by Ag teacher Thomas Rand is a major cosmetic change to the school partially funded by the district and Chesterfield High School Alumni Association and designed by Rand..
“We’re treating it like a job,”said Rand, who also operates a landscaping business in North Carolina. “The students are learning how to price a job like this. And, we stop-and-go to talk about why they are having to do things a certain way.”
The job could take about four days with a professional crew, but with students learning on the job, the project could wrap up by next Friday.
Starting a little after 8 a.m., students began planting holly bushes around the partial wall at the front entrance.
Already, an irrigation system has been installed in preparation for day lilies and two palmetto trees, which were expected to arrive later in the day.
The only thing the project is lacking at the moment is pine straw.