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



Welcome to American Horse School

Latest Updates – INFORMATION UPDATED 03/12/2019

Due to the pending weather coming in AHS will be canceling School

No School Wednesday 3-13, Thursday 3-14, Friday 3-15

Parent Teachers conference will be rescheduled to Tuesday March 19th, 2019.

Parent Teacher Conference Tuesday March 19th at 4:00 pm; Supper 5:00 pm; Mystery Trip for students, students must be here at the school by 3:35 accompanied by a parent or caregiver (over the age of 18) who will be attending the Parent Teacher Conference for that student in order for the student to go on the mystery trip (the parent/caregiver does not go on the trip they go to conferences)

There will be a half day of School for students Wednesday March 20th

8th grade Parents and Caregivers,

The year is coming quickly to a close and there are many plans that need to be made for the upcoming events for graduation and the 8th grade trip.

On Tuesday March 19th  along with Parent/Teacher Conferences there will be a mandatory meeting for the 8th grade parents/caregivers in the 21st Century Room at 5:00 pm.

At this meeting, we will be talking about the fundraising, points, eligibility for trip, and the trip itself.

We will also be talking about the 8th grade banquet and graduation.

Remember this is a MANDATORY MEETING; a parent or the caregiver of the 8th grader considering graduating must be there. NO EXCUSES.

20th March school dismissal at 1:30; Spring Break- Wonderful Wednesday for 3rd-8th grade-(21st Century) all 6th-8th graders who want to Black Elk’s Peak on March 21st (Thursday) need to stay on Wednesday for discussion of the trip!


Lakota Phrases :Weather

Tankal magaju – It’s raining outside

Tankal icmna- It’s snowing outside

Tankal osni= It’s cold outside

Mahpiya ota- There are many clouds.

Canku slusluste- The roads are slippery

Tankal omani ki slusluste- The sidewalk is slippery

Intermediate Lakota Phrases


Tankal magaju – It’s raining outside

Tankal icmna- It’s snowing outside

Tankal osni= It’s cold outside

Mahpiya ota- There are many clouds.

Canku slusluste- The roads are slippery

Tankal omani ki slusluste- The sidewalk is slippery

Intermediate Lakota Words


Cold- Osni                                           Blizzard- Iwoblu                                 Ice- Caga

Sunshien- Maste                                 Sleet- Waheca                                     Fog- Po

Wind- Tate                                          Rain- Magaju                                      Clouds- Mahpiya

Slippery- Slusluste                              Frost-   Heyunka                                  Snow- Wa

Muddy- Hlihlila                                  Whirlwind- Wamni omni


American Horse School

Parents/Caregiver Read A thon

Come in the month of January, February until March 15th

Parents and Caregivers of American Horse School Students are invited to join their child/children during the Dr. Seuss Read A Thon. The classroom teachers will provide books for you to read to your child. Once you have read a book to your child, the teacher will give you a certificate that can be turned into Jodi for a book at the book fair.

A special thank you to the American Horse School Board and Administration for providing this opportunity for our children.

Scholastic Bookfair March 25th– April 5th

The top 3 readers in each class will be rewarded and the class from each grade level that reads the most words will have a class celebration.

Any questions please contact Jodi Richards at 455-1209.

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.
March 2019