It Keeps Going

If you blink you'll miss it...

Like a new parent trying to keep track of every little milestone in their child's life; we've been trying to keep all the campus updates fresh in our minds. The problem is, so much happens when we leave for a vacation or take a couple hours to visit the dentist... it's like coming on to a new campus every day.

Here's what's been happening!

 Brick is going up! A full week and half early!

Brick is going up! A full week and half early!

The Dean Demos prayer garden is near complete. We are waiting on seasonal flowers to be planted. Drop on in and pray for our upcoming school year next time you're on campus.

 New Flooring went down in the Middle School science rooms.

New Flooring went down in the Middle School science rooms.

 ... and new carpet in the some of the Elementary and Middle School classrooms.

... and new carpet in the some of the Elementary and Middle School classrooms.

 Let's not forget the new flooring in the Art room... no more paint in the carpet.

Let's not forget the new flooring in the Art room... no more paint in the carpet.

 The multipurpose room and gym/locker rooms are coming along nicely.

The multipurpose room and gym/locker rooms are coming along nicely.

 The athletic field is still under major construction... Can you believe they're hauling off 350 dump truck loads of dirt!?

The athletic field is still under major construction... Can you believe they're hauling off 350 dump truck loads of dirt!?

So Much Going On

It's July already and so much is happening!

So let's start here. The widening of Hwy 54!

In efforts to help improve traffic flow, TCS is paying to widen the turn lane on Hwy 54. This will also include the turn lane coming into the main entrance of the school off of Hwy 54.

 This is the new turn lane coming out of the main entrance. It will feed directly onto Hwy 54.

This is the new turn lane coming out of the main entrance. It will feed directly onto Hwy 54.

 Work continues to widen Hwy 54.

Work continues to widen Hwy 54.


A new school store has opened up!

Hopefully, you've heard about our school store. Renovations have been started on one of the rooms in the church office area to convert it to a store. Windows have been placed, paint applied, and new flooring is on the way... but the store is open for business now. Summer hours are Thursday and Friday 9AM-1PM.

 Summer Hours Thurs & Fri 9AM-1PM

Summer Hours Thurs & Fri 9AM-1PM

 Still a work in progress, but looking good!

Still a work in progress, but looking good!


The athletic field is undergoing a major facelift.

By pacing turf on the football field, we will be able to get more use year-round for practices, games, and PE. It will also improve the well being of our athletes by creating a safer surface to play on.

 Kind of sad to se the field all torn up like this.

Kind of sad to se the field all torn up like this.

 WOW!!! 3,500 cubic yards of dirt removal!

WOW!!! 3,500 cubic yards of dirt removal!


The High School building is really taking shape. All three floors are being framed in, the multi-purpose room support structure is going up, HVAC ductwork is being routed, and the conduit is being placed between the middle school and high school. The sound of trucks and construction is non-stop around here.

 The roof is going on as we type!

The roof is going on as we type!


Other noteworthy things going on....

The turf for the playgrounds has been delivered, additional parking spaces at the main entrance are being prepared, and work has started on the Dean Demos prayer garden.... Oh, and school starts in 39 day!

WOW!

The Last Slab

Our Campus was bustling with activity today (not unusual actually). The final foundation for the high school was poured early this morning. On this foundation will stand the multipurpose building and the gym. Within this space, students will not only strengthen their spiritual lives at the chapel services they will attend; but athletes will also strengthen their bodies, cheerleaders will practice routines, gameday fans will have a new place for concessions, and church and school families will have a place to gather for special events... did we mention this will also serve as the high school cafeteria? Truly multi-purpose.

 The sun rises over the freshly poured concrete slab for the mult-purpose room and gym. Photo credit: Brian Grady 

The sun rises over the freshly poured concrete slab for the mult-purpose room and gym. Photo credit: Brian Grady 

 The slab also serves as the roof of the new locker rooms.

The slab also serves as the roof of the new locker rooms.

Plenty to See Here

It has been a while since our last post and there is so much to mention, but first here's a picture of the High School!

 It's fitting that the first layer of "skin" be black and purple.

It's fitting that the first layer of "skin" be black and purple.

The third floor has been poured, the HVAC ducting for floor one is now in place, the studs for all the walls on floor one are also in place, and the main stairs to the second floor are ready.

 HVAC!

HVAC!

 Pouring the deck for Floor 2.

Pouring the deck for Floor 2.

 Looking Good

Looking Good


The field is currently under construction. It's unsettling to see it this way, but we all know the end result will be amazing; and since there will no longer be a need for the grass to recover, it will allow more use during the school year.

 Ready for a new field!

Ready for a new field!


Finally, here are some key dates for the construction process.

6-16-18 DOT Road Construction thru 7-23-18
6-22-18 Multi-Purpose Room Slab Pour
7-20-18 Masonry thru 9-13-18
6-15-18 HS Parking & Landscaping thru 8-21-18
10-9-18 Punch Out thru 10-16-18
10-17-18 Final Inspections thru 10-23-18
10-24-18 Certificate of Occupancy

Stay Tuned for more developments and pictures!

Second Floor

The second floor of the High School has been poured! The rain did cause a bit of delay, but the concrete is finally poured and set up nicely. Work has already begun on installing the joists for the third floor. 

 The Second Floor! You can't see it, but the HVAC ductwork for the first floor is starting to be put in place.

The Second Floor! You can't see it, but the HVAC ductwork for the first floor is starting to be put in place.

 A pump truck is used to move the concrete to the second floor.

A pump truck is used to move the concrete to the second floor.

 In the forefront of the picture you can see the locker room. The second floor of the locker room will house the new weight room.

In the forefront of the picture you can see the locker room. The second floor of the locker room will house the new weight room.

A Lot, To Be Thankful For

When the parking lot project started it seemed like it would never finish. Holes were dug, land was moved, dirt was piled, and rain would fall. Then like a miracle over the weekend, we had a brand new blacktop parking lot... with parking stripes!

If you were on campus for one of the many TCS end of year programs, you may have had the opportunity to park in the new lot. It's nice to not have to park on the front lawn anymore... perhaps the grass will start growing again.

Below is a little gallery of the progression of the new parking area and the gorgeous landscaping that greets you as you make your way into the main campus entrance.

There will be a lot happening campus during the summer months... stay tuned for all the developments.

If you are a TCS parent who is accustomed to pick up and drop off during the school year, I know you have to be asking "How is this going to affect car line?"

I'm glad you asked!

According to Norm Tapley, TCS Board Vice-Chairman and Chief of Operations, Wilburn Engineering began an on-campus traffic flow study before the closing of the school year, and they had some positive comments to share.

They stated they have done a number of these for schools including Greater Atlanta Christian and none of them moved cars as efficiently and quickly as Trinity is already doing

The approach for Wilburn Engineering is to come up with improvement plans for vehicles and pedestrians, to have us review them, make adjusts, and review again.

We are always working to make traffic flow and safety a priority for our students and guests.

Steel Standing

If you've driven by the gym in the past couple days you surely have noticed the 48-foot steel columns peering into the sky. It seems like it all happened overnight! This is encouraging in many ways... progress always is!

On May 3rd, we joined together with TCS students (and students all across the nation) in the National Day of Prayer. A reminder to us all to give thanks and pray for our country, our leaders, and our schools. God has blessed us so much with all that we have available on our campus, how can we not thank Him for His goodness?

As we continue to see the progress taking place on campus, will you join us as we continue to pray for our students and our leaders? Not just for them, but also for the workers who are helping to improve our campus. It's my prayer that our students will be living examples of the work of Christ in our lives and that those who come to our campus will feel the presence of God.

 

 Check out the walls! These will be the locker rooms, and also the foundation to the new weight room.

Check out the walls! These will be the locker rooms, and also the foundation to the new weight room.

Up in the Sky?!

No doubt you've noticed the workers on the roof of the PreK/Student Hall. No big deal... just a few roof renovations to keep all the rain on the outside of the building. Also, they've been giving the Trinity Church staff a treat with their apparent wrestling matches overhead... at least, that's what it sounds like.

 Loads of roofing material being prepared to make their way to the top of the PreK building for repairs. Some of this material will also fix some of the problem leaks on the Elementary building.

Loads of roofing material being prepared to make their way to the top of the PreK building for repairs. Some of this material will also fix some of the problem leaks on the Elementary building.