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Brendan Eisenmenger Student Impact Fund Gives $6,300 to Benefit Students 

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On Monday, December 6, 2021, at the Sedalia School District 200 Board Meeting, the Sedalia School District Foundation presented, on behalf of the Brendan Eisenmenger Student Impact Fund, a total of $6,300 in disbursements to school administrators to assist with holiday, food and basic needs of their individual building’s students.  
The fund was established in memory of former Sedalia Middle School Principal Brendan Eisenmenger.  Through memorials donated in Eisenmenger’s name, the Brendan Eisenmenger Student Impact Fund is used to directly impact and enrich the individual and collective lives of Sedalia School District 200 students by identifying and funding specific needs and educational opportunities to nurture continual student growth and success. These can range from educational, basic food and safety needs to gifts needed at Christmas time.  
Funding requests are submitted by building principals with specific students and needs in mind and the Sedalia School District Foundation helps distribute the funds.  
Eisenmenger was a Smith-Cotton graduate who began his teaching career in Sedalia, starting in 2006 when he was a science teacher at the Sedalia Middle School and Smith-Cotton Junior High. He later became the assistant principal at the Sedalia Middle School. He was named principal of Heber Hunt Elementary in 2014 and eventually returned to Sedalia Middle School as principal in 2018. 
Known as “Mr. E” to his students, Eisenmenger worked hard to amplify student engagement and success for his students, doing everything he could to help them thrive in and out of the classroom. His motivation techniques often included finding himself in comical and memorable situations -- like being taped to a wall, tossed in a pool, or getting a new haircut. 
Eisenmenger died in November 2019. 
In memory of Mr. Eisenmenger and his focus on working to actively engage students for success by fulfilling educational, developmental and, sometimes, personal needs, the Brendan Eisenmenger Student Impact fund continually looks for opportunities to enrich the daily lives of students. These areas of opportunity may range from educational purchases, the assistance of basic food, safety and clothing needs, or even gifts at Christmas time. 
For more information or to donate to the Brendan Eisenmenger Student Impact Fund, visit www.sedaliasdf.org and click on “Donate,” then “Gifts and Contributions.” 
The fund disbursements were awarded as follows: 
• Horace Mann Elementary School 
o $500.00 for hygiene kits and clothing for students 
• Heber Hunt Elementary School 
o $250.00 for private support of individual students 
• Parkview Elementary School 
o $500.00 for Holiday gifts and clothing for students 
• Loftus Early Childhood Center 
o $500.00 for supplemental Holiday gifts for students 
• Skyline Elementary School 
o $500.00 for supplemental Holiday gifts and to fulfill basic needs for students 
• Sedalia Middle School 
o $800.00 for hygiene kits and clothing for individual students  
• Smith-Cotton Junior High School 
o $800.00 for private support of individual students and the purchase of bicycles 
• Smith-Cotton High School 
o $950.00 for food and basic needs of students as well as private support of individual students • Whittier High School  
o $1,500 for food and basic need assistance for students

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