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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 2015

Episode 5 - 2016 Bear Necessities Online Here​ ​ ​

The environmental perspectives class is trying to raise awareness about recycling, and why we should get recycling in Alcester. We are polling people around town to see if there is enough support for a recycling program.  Would you please take a minute of your time to complete this poll? (Click Here)​



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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
Denise Vant Hof ​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

2/8/2016 12:00 AM National FCCLA Week 
2/8/2016 12:00 AM FCCLA Valentine Sales begin 
2/8/2016 1:00 PM FCCLA Dist Meeting @ Harrisburg HS 
2/8/2016 3:30 PM Elem Club Cheer practice 
2/8/2016 4:30 PM JH BBB vs. Parker (There) 
2/8/2016 6:15 PM GBB vs. Irene-Wakonda (There) 
2/8/2016 6:30 PM BBB vs. Menno (Here) 
2/9/2016 8:30 AM Author/Illustrator Elise Parsley here 
2/9/2016 3:30 PM 4th grade Girl Scout activity 
2/10/2016 12:00 AM Small Group Music Contest 
(More Events...)

 Lunch Calendar

2/8/2016 12:00 AM Italian Dunkers w/Marinara Sauce, Corn, Fruit, Veggie Bar 
2/9/2016 12:00 AM Meatball Sub, Macaroni & Cheese, Green Beans, Fruit, Veggie Bar 
2/10/2016 12:00 AM Fish Sandwich, Tartar Sauce, Baked Beans, French Fries, Fruit, Veggie Bar 
2/11/2016 12:00 AM Scalloped Potatoes & Ham, Carrots, Fruit, Veggie Bar 
2/12/2016 12:00 AM NO SCHOOL 
2/15/2016 12:00 AM NO SCHOOL 
2/16/2016 12:00 AM Chicken Strips, Mash Potatoes & Gravy, Peas, Fruit, Veggie Bar 
2/17/2016 12:00 AM Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese, Fruit, Veggie Bar 
2/18/2016 12:00 AM Chicken Fajita, Rice Pilaf, Refried Beans, Fruit, Veggie Bar 
2/19/2016 12:00 AM Cheese Pizza, Green Beans, Fruit, Veggie Bar 
(More Events...)

 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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