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Historic MPS school celebrates 105th anniversary

Auer Avenue Community School preparing for anniversary event and alumni reunion

By - May 1st, 2017 05:08 pm

MILWAUKEE – Auer Avenue Community School, located on Milwaukee’s near north side, is proud to announce it will be celebrating its 105th anniversary on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Alumni, guests are invited to join in celebrating educating students in the community for the past 105 years.

There will be a program at 12:00 p.m. followed by cake and punch reception. Alumni and guests will have the opportunity to tour the school until 3:00 p.m. T-shirts will be available for purchase.

Built in 1903, its original name was Twentieth District School No. 4. The name was changed to Auer Avenue School in 1912 to identify it by its street address. Auer Avenue, and in turn, Auer Avenue School, was named after Louis Auer, a member of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors from 1868 to 1880. Auer was a local real estate and insurance agent who was active in local government as alderman, county supervisor and school board member. The school annex that is currently home to middle school students and support staff was added in 1967. Auer Avenue Community School is located in the Amani Neighborhood and has been proudly educating families for more than 105 years.

In January 2015, as a school reform method, Auer Avenue adopted the Community School model. Auer Avenue Community School is one of seven MPS Schools that are part of the Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership (MCSP) with United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County. The MCSP is a collective strategy to transform schools into a place where students, families, staff and the surrounding community can work together to ensure every student is successful.

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