Heaven Shaw, one of Robbinsdale Area Schools’ remarkable students, loves music. She has taken this passion and started making her own soundtrack with Robbinsdale Middle School’s Beatz and Mindz DJ club, and always has headphones with her.
“Beatz and Mindz teaches me about being myself,” the seventh-grader says. “It’s taught me about things that people have done that made an impact on the world.”
The club has taught Heaven more than just how to remix a song – she and others learn not only about music history, but music’s connection to current events. It’s given her plenty to think about in addition to learning the basics of song construction. Heaven has a few songs of her own she hopes to eventually record, and enjoys being around others who appreciate music.
“Being around people who have the same inspiration as you can help you learn from them, and they can learn from you,” she says. “If I wasn’t here at RMS, I don’t think I’d be doing this, because I don’t think there are other schools that do this. It’s an outlet for self-expression.”
Heaven is Robbinsdale. At Robbinsdale Area Schools, we value the differences that make all of our students unique. We approach our work with individual focus on each and every student’s infinite potential.
At Robbinsdale Area Schools, we invite all students to make their mark. Just like Heaven. We are Robbinsdale Remarkable. #RASRemarkable