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Welcome to the Alcester-Hudson Schools
Misson:  "Inspire Every Student, Every Day,With Every Opportunity"


The Alcester-Hudson School District includes the rural communities of Alcester and Hudson located in southeast South Dakota.  This district encompasses 176 square miles including some of Union and Lincoln County. This district is an agricultural based community with newer settled families who are escaping from the large cities, as well as many life-long residents.

The Alcester-Hudson School serves approximately  281 students, with 153 in grades K-6, 42 in Junior High and 86 High School students.

The Alcester-Hudson Schools is  fully accredited by the South Dakota Department of Education and is a member of the Southeast Area Educational Co-op​.


Alcester-Hudson Elementary 2005 United States Department of Education Blue Ribbon School

Smugmug​ -Activites Photos 2016-2017



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 School Board

Warren Johnson ​President
​Tara Cole ​Vice-President
Amanda Beeler ​Board Member
Stacy Rasmussen ​Board Member
​Jay Hallaway ​Board Member
Dean Moller ​Board Member
Mike Jansen ​Board Member


Tim Rhead ​Supt./Elem Principal
LeeAnn Haisch​ ​Principal
​Roxanne Clark ​Business Manager
​Mike Seivert ​Athletic Director
​Kathy Johannsen ​Technology Coordinator
​Tiffany Johnson ​Title 1 Director
Neal Barnes ​Maintenance Supervisor
Kathy Behnke Food Service Director​​

 Contact us:


​Alcester-Hudson School District 61-1

PO Box 198, 102 E. 5th Street

Alcester, SD  57001

High School Phone: 605-934-1890

Elementary School Phone:  605-934-2171


 Events Calendar

4/27/2017 9:30 AM 4th grade class to Avera Kid's Health & Safety Fair 
4/27/2017 4:00 PM HS Track Terry Bong Inv. 
4/28/2017 7:15 AM 9th Phys Science (Mr. Sebern) class to Swiftel Center 
4/28/2017 8:00 AM HS students to SDSU Engineering Camp (Mrs. Doering) 
4/29/2017 8:00 AM Elem/JH Band Solo Contest (Here) 
5/1/2017 4:00 PM JH Track meet @ Freeman Inv. 
5/1/2017 6:30 PM Employee Recognition Banquet 
5/2/2017 9:00 AM HS Golf (Varsity only) @ Baltic Inv. 
5/2/2017 3:30 PM HS Track Beresford Lions 
5/3/2017 8:00 AM 3rd grade (Mrs. Koch) field trip to Washington Pavilion 
(More Events...)

 Lunch Calendar (Breakfast is served daily at the elementary school for grades K-6)

4/27/2017 12:00 AM Chicken Teriyaki, Brown Rice, Carrots, Fruit, Veggie Bar 
4/28/2017 12:00 AM Hot Dog w/Bun, Chips, Fruit, Veggie Bar 
5/1/2017 12:00 AM Pepperoni Pizza, Corn, Fruit, Veggie Bar 
5/2/2017 12:00 AM Lasagna, Green Beans, Garlic Toast, Fruit, Veggie Bar 
5/3/2017 12:00 AM Chicken Strips, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Carrots, Breadstick, Fruit, Veggie Bar 
5/4/2017 12:00 AM Pancakes, Omelettes, Juice Cup, Fruit, Veggie Bar 
5/5/2017 12:00 AM Sandwich, Potato Chips, Apple, Carrots, Veggie Bar 
5/8/2017 12:00 AM Crispitos w/Cheese Sauce, Broccoli, Fruit, Veggie BarNew 
5/9/2017 12:00 AM Taco in a Bag, Refried Beans, Fruit, Veggie BarNew 
5/10/2017 12:00 AM Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggie BarNew 
(More Events...)

 Food Service


Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. ​

 Alcester-Hudson School District Website



Alcester-Hudson District #61-1 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

504 Coordinator

Lynette Busch

PO Box 198

Alcester, SD  57001



Title IX Coordinator

LeeAnn Haisch

PO Box 198
Alcester, SD 57001



South Dakota Regional US Office for Civil Rights:

Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education

One Petticoat Lane

1010 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 320

Kansas City, MO  64106


Telephone:  816-268-0550

 FAX:  816-268-0599; TDD:  800-877-8339




The Alcester-Hudson School District, in order to fulfill the obligations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act is required to inform and provide full educational opportunities to all individuals with disabilities ages birth through twenty-one.

Tim Rhead, Superintendent of the Alcester-Hudson School District needs your assistance to identify, locate, and evaluate all children with disabilities.  This public awareness notice is to inform parents and other individuals/agencies of the availability of educational services and related services to all individuals who reside within the jurisdiction of the Alcester-Hudson School District and who are between the ages of birth through twenty-one, regardless of the severity of their disability.  This includes individuals in all public and private agencies and institutions and highly mobile children with disabilities, such as migrant and homeless children, who reside within the legal boundaries of the district. 

Anyone aware of an individual who may benefit from educational services and related services is encouraged to call the Alcester-Hudson School District, at 605-934-1890.


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