What in the world is Wish Week?

What in the world is Wish Week?

Wish Week is the time of the year where the entire Mountain Vista High School community comes together to raise as much money as possible for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Make-a-Wish Foundation helps families with a child suffering from a life-threatening illness by granting their wish. This could be meeting a celebrity, going on a vacation, etc.  MVHS adopts one Wish Kid each year to rally around and fulfill their wish.  Wish Week is about something bigger than all of us, serving others who are less fortunate. In 2016 our third Wish Kid, Marlee, changed the purpose and the energy of Wish Week forever. Her final wish in her lifetime was to give teddy bears to other hospital patients instead of taking a trip, or meeting a celebrity like most kids choose. This sweet girl inspired us and ignited a fuel in us that we could make the world a better place by putting our efforts into this foundation. She unfortunately passed away in 2019, but we honor her legacy by helping as many people as we can annually with Wish Week.  To learn more about Marlee, view this message from Marlee’s father. We would love to help make Wish Week a success!


In the last eight years the MVHS community has raised over 1 million dollars!

Over the course of 10 years, the Mountain Vista community has granted over 150 wishes!!  Our 2022 Wish Kid was named Walter and his wish was to become an astronaut! The MVHS Community came together to let him live his dream of becoming an astronaut and leading a space expedition.  Additionally the MVHS community sent him to SPACE CAMP.  In the process we beat our previous record national aised $220,895!!! Here is a recap of last year’s Wish Week.


A critical component of Wish Week is fundraising.  There are several ways you can help contribute toward MVHS Wish Week.   While we don’t yet have the details about the 2023 Wish Kid, fundraising has already begun!


MVHS- Be A Good Person Shirts

One way MVHS raises money is through selling Wish Week Shirts to students and parents at the high school, middle school, and elementary schools.  MVHS will be partnering with Be A Good Person for the seventh year.  Mountain Vista sells t-shirts created in partnership with the Be A Good Person brand - these shirts are a huge hit in our community and we often wear the previous years’ shirts during Wish Week and on other spirit days at Heritage.  The proceeds from shirt sales directly support Vista’s fundraising efforts, and fosters some friendly competition between the elementary schools to see which school sells the most!

Be A Good Person shirt sales usually begin in January.  When the window opens we will advertise in the Thursday Blast.  

This is a wonderful opportunity for all the schools in our feeder area, and the community at large, to come together in support of Mountain Vista’s Wish kid and the Make A Wish Foundation!

MVHS- Restaurant Nights

Another important fundraiser for MVHS is restaurant nights.  All elementary families are invited to participate in Restaurant nights.  As we get closer to Wish Week we will post a schedule of participating restaurants.


Heritage- Student Leadership Fundraisers

In addition to the Mountain Vista Fundraisers, our sixth graders also run several fundraisers throughout the school year to support Wish Week.   The Wish Week leadership team manages the fundraisers, and they have already been hard at work.

Student Leadership Fundraisers for 2022-2023:

Stuffed Animal Day- already completed- $530 raised

BOO Pops for Halloween- Happening now

Naughty & Nice Competition- Prior to winter break

Candy Grams- Prior To Valentine’s Day 


Aside from Raising Money for Make A Wish, another important component is rallying support around our Wish Kid.  

Spirit Days:

One way we do this as a MVHS feeder community is by Spirit Dress Days.  It is truly inspiring to go to the grocery store, restaurant, or anywhere in Highlands Ranch and see everyone dressed in the spirit day color or theme.  The schedule will be sent out in the Thursday Blast and will be posted here when it becomes available.  

Spirit Activities:

While most of the Wish Week Spirit Activities are geared toward high school students, there are some that all in the community are invited to participate in.  The schedule will be posted here when it becomes available.

Fundraising Records

Mountain Vista High School has  held the National Fundraising record since 2016.   Last year we broke our previous record from 2020 and raised $220,895.  This year we hope to break our past record and continue the amazing work done by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  With your help, we know we can do it!

Previous MVHS Wish Kids Recaps















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