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



Welcome to American Horse School

Latest Updates – INFORMATION UPDATED 11/7/2018

All Veterans and Active Military Personal, are invited to come to our Veterans Day Program on November 8th at 10:00 am. Lunch will served after the FACE-8th Grade Students perform.  American Horse School Board, Staff, and Students humbly thank you for your service and sacrifice.

We want to Thank All Stakeholders of American Horse School in achieving the 2018 Values Driven Award of Excellence from AdvancED National Accreditation.  We were the one and only school chosen from the state of South Dakota.  This is a GREAT honor and WE COULD HAVE NOT DONE IT WITH OUT YOU!!!

9th November No School for students; mandatory staff professional development day

The 8th Grade class will be having a Lock-in Friday November 9th at 9:00 p.m. till 6:00 am. This open to 4th – 8th graders. There will be an admission of $5.00 per person. Doors will be closed at 10:00 p.m. Come have a Great time and support the AHS 8th Graders

  • There will be NO SCHOOL Monday November 12th, 2018 in observation of Veteran’s day.
  • 13th November- Girls Basketball Game @ Red Shirt 3:30 pm
  • 13th & 14th November-21st Century After-school Program 3rd-8th grade 4:30-6:45 pm
  • 15th November- Girls Basketball Game  home Vs. Todd county 3:30 pm
  • 16th November- Girls Basketball Game home Vs. All-Girls School 2:00 pm
  • 17th November- 21st Century Super Saturday
  • 19th November Girls Basketball Game home Vs. Porcupine 3:30 pm
  • 20th November- Lifetouch Picture Retakes
  • 20th November- Community Thanksgiving Dinner will begin at 12:00 pm
  • 20th November- Student Dismissal 1:30
  • 20th November- Girls Basketball Game home Vs. Little Wound 3:30 pm
  • 21st-26th November- Thanksgiving Break No School
  • 26th November- Girls Basketball home Vs. Crazy Horse 3:30 pm
  • 27th November- Students and Staff Return to School
  • 27th November- Girls Basketball @ Bennett County 5:00 pm
  • 27th & 28th November-21st Century After-school Program 3rd-8th grade 4:30-6:45 pm

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.
November 2018