Wish Week 2021

Meet Rynn! The 2021 MVHS Wish Kid!
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Wish Week is Here!!!

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 Pack, 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 a couple of years ago, but we honor her legacy by helping as many people as we can annually with Wish Week. Wish Week was moved to May this year but we are trying to find ways to keep the magic alive!

 

Last year we raised over $207,000 for the Make-A-Wish foundation and granted 28 wishes!

Over the course of 8 years, the Mountain Vista community has granted 115 wishes!!

Our 2021 Wish Kid is named Rynn and her wish is to meet Spiderman! Little does she know,

she will not only be meeting him, but helping him on an amazing and dangerous adventure.

Mark your calendars for May 7th to see if she and Spidey can save the day!

Rynn is 4 years old and has congenital heart disease. This diagnosis is not terminal, but Rynn

has already had 3 major surgeries and will likely be dealing with this for the rest of her life. She

loves Spiderman and the Avengers, playing hide and seek with her twin sister AnnaLise, and

squeezing the softest, stuffed animals she can find. She also loves legos, the color pink, bacon,

TV shows like Doc McStuffins, coloring and being a goofy source of love and energy to anyone

around her.

This year, Wish Week is May 3rd– May 7th.

 

FUNDRAISING:

A critical component of Wish Week is fundraising.  There are several ways you can help contribute toward MVHS Wish Week.  Last year, our MVHS community raised $207,000 for the foundation (a national high school fundraising record) and this year we hope to break $1,000,000 donated to the foundation over the course of this annual event.  While we don’t yet have the details about the 2021 Wish Kid, fundraising has already begun!

 

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 sixth 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!

We are no longer selling Wish Week shirts at Heritage.  If you are interested and missed the Heritage order, you may still be able to purchase one directly from MVHS.  Please call the MVHS office for more information: 303-387-1500

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!

 

 

 

 

Restaurant Nights

Another important fundraiser for MVHS is restaurant nights.  All elementary families are invited to participate in Restaurant nights.  See the schedule below and the Heritage calendar for more information.

 

SPIRIT BUILDING:

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.  See schedule below for specific themes.

 

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.  This year looks a little different due to  Covid, but there are still some great activities.  To view Live Stream Events, you will need to go to the Vista Now YouTube Channel.