Fulton Elementary students walk to class as they are cheered on by community supporters. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Clark County students kick off 2018-2019 school year today

Most students in Clark County began the new school year this morning.

Springfield students attending first grade to ninth grade began their school year today. Springfield 10th -12th grade students are expected in classrooms Thursday.

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Students from Clark-Shawnee, Global Impact STEM Academy, Greenon, Northeastern, Northwestern and Tecumseh also began their school year today.

At Fulton Elementary, students were welcomed back to class by about 50 men from the community cheering them on.

Pictures posted to social media by the district show students walking to class and giving high-fives to the supporters.

Greenon Local Schools asked parents on social media to post pictures of their students getting ready to head back to school. Kids were shown smiling with their backpacks on.

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The school year did not start as smoothly at Northeastern due to factors outside school’s control.

A snapped pole in Northridge knocked out power to around 1,300 Ohio Edison customers in Clark County including Kenton Ridge High School and Northridge Elementary/Middle School.

Dispatchers said the downed pole was reported on Elaina Drive Wednesday morning around 8:30 a.m., and disrupted power to several surrounding areas. School carried on as normal, however, a school spokeswoman said.

Power was restored to the high school by 9:30 a.m.

The Springfield News-Sun will have complete coverage of the first day of school later today.