Although not related, Old National Trail is located in the Area 30 building. The program is for those students who may have special needs. Students are broken into different categories such as severe, mild-moderate and medium-severe, with a goal of providing a comfortable atmosphere where students are encouraged to learn and become contributing members of society and to their community.
All children who attend Old National Trail are from outlying schools, Eminence, North and South Putnam, Cloverdale and Mill Creek.
The past week Old National Trail students have been participating in a landscaping project at Greencastle High School, which allows students to apply what they learned in the classroom to a real project.
"We help teach tem life and job skills," said Old National Trail job coach Chris Elsbrock. "Landscaping is an option for juniors and seniors."
The landscaping students have been busy with several projects around the community at such places as the Greencastle McDonald's as well as several area homes, who actually seek out the program.
"They do landscaping all over the place," said Old National Trail job coach Janet Gaston. "We charge a little bit for the kids' labor which helps reinvest in the program.
The current project consists of weeding, mulching as well as laying river rock around the high school.
"We've really made great progress," said Gaston. "We're basically cleaning up the beds around the school."