Building Teamwork and Friendships On The Basketball Court


Oakland High School students from Tacoma came to ReLife for lunch and a friendly basketball competition today. It was a great day of learning about teamwork, getting along with others and sportsmanship.



Another Great Success at ReLife

ReLife was recently included in a wonderful thank-you letter from the parent of one of our students who left ReLife last year. Along with our colleagues in his home district, we are very excited at the great success this student has demonstrated!



November 6, 2014

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to share some wonderful news about my son. You have all put in such hard work over the last few years and like me, when my son has achieved such an accomplishment you all need to feel appreciated also.

Each one of you has made an impact in some way to his success. I wanted to personally thank each of you. It’s been a very hard road and you’ve all been wonderful.

This year, my son was able to start Welding Class and tonight he was recognized for “Student of the Quarter” at Pierce County Skills Center. He is at the top of his class and his teacher presented him with his first welding coin for the Local Pipe Fitters Union. He said my son, “has an amazing talent for welding” and feels this is his niche. On top of that, he was recognized for having perfect attendance!

Thank you again, for all you have contributed to my son’s life and his well-being.

A ReLife Mom

Inspiration and Celebration at ReLife School!

184To close the school year on a positive and productive note, ReLife students, families, district partners, community members and staff gathered to celebrate and honor student achievement across the PSESD region.  The event occurred on a beautiful sunny afternoon in late July at ReLife and included a barbeque lunch, an awards ceremony and a showcase of student philanthropy.

At the awards ceremony, students were recognized for their accomplishments in academics, athletics, and other skills and talents demonstrated throughout the school year.  Among these skills are the significant advances made by ReLife students in the areas of interpersonal skills, self-regulation, and social and civic responsibility.  Moreover, ReLife staff members are extremely proud of the four students who fully transitioned back to their home schools, having demonstrated the requisite skills and commitment to academics.  This coming fall, two more students will begin their gradual transition process.

310A highly engaging element of ReLife’s summer session is their work with Peace Out.  Peace Out is a program established to teach youth the importance of civic engagement and social responsibility (  Students are given the opportunity to learn about non-profit organizations, the power of giving back, and the responsibility we all have to recognize and share our individual strengths with the greater community. Students then developed and created items to be auctioned online and at the luncheon.  In the end, students were inspired as they proudly presented checks to non-profit organizations of their choosing for the amount raised at the auctions.

In partnership with districts, ReLife provides a high quality and unique experience for students with significant behavioral challenges to engage in their educational success. Together we support students and strive for excellence.

See all the event pictures on the PSESD Facebook Page: