American Horse School
1 Main Street - PO Box 660
Allen, SD 57714
(605) 455-1209



Welcome to American Horse School

Latest Updates – INFORMATION UPDATED 12/05/2018

We are ready to finish our first semester of the 2018-2019 school year.  Attendance letters and Infraction Point totals for the first semester will be handed out at the 2nd Quarter Parent Teachers Conference on 11, December. Don’t forget beginning the week of the 10th of December, we have nightly Christmas activities at the school for our students, parents, caregivers and community. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend to celebrate the holidays!

  • 6th December- GBB- AHS @ Red Cloud 3:30 pm
  • 8th December- GBB- AHS @ Porcupine 3:30 pm
  • 10th December- AHS Holiday Program FACE-8th grade students; 5:00pm Community Christmas Dinner @ 4:00-4:30 pm Students go home after the program.
  • 11th December- Early dismissal @ 1:30 pm; 2nd QTR- Parent/Teachers Conference begin @ 3:30; supper @ 4:30 pm; Make and Take in Gym @ 5:00 pm
  • 12th December- Christmas Classroom Parties, if bringing goodies please send with your child(ren) or bring by 10:00 am; early dismissal @ 1:30 pm
  • 13th  December – 1st January 2019- Winter Break- No School
  • 25th December- Christmas Day
  • 2nd January 2019- Students & Staff return to school

Lakota Words K-5th

Emotions – 15 words

Happy – iyokpi

Proud – itan

Surprised – ithunpa

Disrespectful – waoholasni

Cry – ceya

Nervous – nihinciya

Tired – yugo

Angry -canzeka

Sad –iyoksica

Respect – waohola

Pout- wacinko

Mourn – wasigla

Excited – iyuskin

Afraid of something – khokipa

Stubborn, not listening – wanahunsni

Lakota Words 6th-8th

Winyan – Woman

Wicasa – Man

Wakanyeja – Children

Winuhcala – Elderly woman

Wica’Cala – Elderly man

Wikoskalaka – Teenage girl

Koskalaka – Teenage boy

Babela – Baby

Tecihila – I love you

Iyotancila – I cherish you

Ciyuonihan – I respect you

Wastecilake- I Like you

Public Information Links:

South Dakota 6th Grade Vaccination Requirements (School entry requirements for South Dakota 6th grade students include):

  • One dose of Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)
  •  One dose of MCV4 vaccine (meningococcal ACYW)
  • The requirements apply only for 6th grade entry and transfer students 6th–12th grade
  • If a child is 10 years old when entering the 6th grade they have 45 days after their 11th birthday to be vaccinated
  • Read more at this link

Equal Opportunity Provider (USDA) Notice

Parents – please download and read the Flu Letter if you don’t have a copy here:

Parents – please review the Parent-School Compact Letter if you have not seen or signed it here:

2017 Consumer Confidence Report and Certification Links Below:

2017 CCR Certification

2017 Certification Report

Civil Rights Training: Civil rights training specific to the federal child nutrition program is an annual requirement and must be completed each new program year. All employees that deal with student eligibility, meal service to students, and their direct supervisors are required to complete this annual training. The training slides can be accessed here.  The following personnel who trained this year can be accessed here.


Vision Statement

We will stand together to create a healthy learning environment so that our children at American Horse School will have the opportunities to acquire leadership competences for building a better future by achieving a level of greatness experienced by our people carrying on the values that are uniquely and beautifully Lakota.
December 2018