We've had a couple questions come through regarding the massive hole and dirt mound at the main entrance along Hwy 54. The short answer, it's for detention.... but not the kind that you would think.
All of the disturbed earth that you see at the main campus entrance is to make way for parking. Yes, even the playground area (that paradise where my youngest used to play), will be paved and striped for parking (there's a Joni Mitchell song reference in there). This new parking area will be valuable space for all the new students that will be on campus, in addition to all the folks who show up for any of the TCS home games, Fine Arts presentations, and church or school specials.
Because of all the paved ground, there will be less space for water to absorb, so there needs to be a place to detain the water that accumulates after the rain... so the detention pond is greatly needed (and required by civil engineers). Unfortunately, the TCS swim team will not be allowed to practice laps here... sorry.
The gravel road that the trucks use to haul loads of dirt across will eventually become the access to the new parking area. There will be two access points, one off the main entrance to campus and another behind the Church Office/Kindergarten and PreK building.
Here's a fun fact: Most, if not all, of the dirt used to level the new parking area, comes from the land that is being cleared for the new high school.