Northview News

September 19, 2016

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The Peril of Worldly Education (Part 1 of 2)

To many who place their children in our schools, strong temptations will come because they desire them to secure what the world regards as the most essential education. To these I would say, Bring your children to the simplicity of the word, and they will be safe. This Book is the foundation of all true knowledge. The highest education they can receive is to learn how to add to their “faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.” “If these things be in you, and abound,” the word of God declares, “they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.... If ye do these things, ye shall never fall: for so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:5-11.

When the word of God is laid aside for books that lead away from God, and that confuse the understanding regarding the principles of the kingdom of heaven, the education given is a perversion of the name. Unless the student has pure mental food, thoroughly winnowed from the so-called “higher education,” which is mingled with infidel sentiments, he cannot truly know God. Only those who co-operate with heaven in the plan of salvation can know what true education in its simplicity means.

Those who seek the education that the world esteems so highly are gradually led farther and farther from the principles of truth, until they become educated worldlings. At what a price have they gained their education! They have parted with the Holy Spirit of God. They have chosen to accept what the world calls knowledge in the place of the truths which God has committed to men through his ministers and apostles and prophets.

And there are some who, having secured this worldly education, think that they can introduce it into our schools. There is constant danger that those who labor in our schools and sanitariums will entertain the idea that they must get in line with the world, study the things the world studies, and become familiar with the things the world becomes familiar with. We shall make grave mistakes unless we give special attention to the searching of the word. The Bible should not be brought into our schools to be sandwiched between infidelity. God's word must be made the groundwork and subject matter of education. It is true that we know much more of this word than we knew in the past, but there is still much to be learned.

The true higher education is that imparted by Him with whom is “wisdom and strength,” out of whose mouth “cometh knowledge and understanding.” Job 12:13; Proverbs 2:6. In a knowledge of God all true knowledge and real development have their source.

Counsels to Parents, Teachers, and Students (p. 15-16)



Permission slips were sent home in Communicators last week. Students who will be attending our swim must have turned in their slips and the fee of $4 by Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

We will be leaving the school between 12:45pm and 1:00pm, and we hope to be in the pool by about 1:30pm. The swim lasts until approximately 2:45pm. Students may be picked up at the Y between 3:00pm and 3:15pm OR may be picked up at the school at 3:30pm. Please let Mrs. Graham know if:

  • you are available to drive and/or chaperone
  • you will be picking up/leaving from the Y
  • your child(ren) will not be attending due to medical/other reasons

Remember to bring a swimsuit and towel! Girls wear one-piece suits or tankinis and may also prefer accompanying board shorts.

Thank you!

Field Trip T-Shirts

Field trip T-shirts (100% cotton) have been ordered for you, and we will let you know when they arrive. Payment (about $15 each) may be made by cash or check made out to Northview Adventist School.

We will wear regular school uniform this Tuesday (and on all YMCA swim days, since we will be changing into our swimsuits at the Y).

Northview Website Resource Access

A password request form (for parents only) is coming home in Communicators today.

Iowa Assessment Schedule

Information regarding our specific start day and testing schedule will be sent home later this week.

Educational Links

The following links (and more) will also be available on the Parent Resources section of our webpage. Parents, you will also find sign-in information for accessing these resources.

Upcoming Events


Tuesday, Sep. 20th, 12:45-3:15pm

9845 Campus Drive

Cadillac, MI

Cost is $4 per person for nonmembers. We leave Northview between 12:45pm and 1:00pm and arrive back to school before 3:30pm. Northivew students may be picked up at the YMCA (between 3:00pm and 3:15pm) or at the school (between 3:15pm and 3:30pm). Remember your swimsuit and towel!

School Board Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 20th, 6:15pm

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI

Non-members are always welcome to attend the general session beginning at 6:15pm.

Iowa Assessments

Wednesday, Sep. 21st, 8:30am to Friday, Sep. 30th, 12pm

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI

Our fall testing schedule (grades 3-8) falls during the last two weeks of September this year. If you are a homeschooling family who is interested in taking the achievement tests, please contact Mrs. Graham. We would be happy to accommodate you!

Lake City, Cadillac SDA Church Visits

Saturday, Sep. 24th, 9:15am

120 Russell Road

Lake City, MI

Northview students and families will visit the Lake City and Cadillac Seventh-day Adventist churches on September 24th to share Part 1 of "The Great Controversy: Truth Unveiled." Following the service at Cadillac, all are welcome to bring a dish and stay for fellowship lunch.


Sunday, Oct. 2nd, 12pm to Wednesday, Oct. 5th, 2pm

2590 Camp Au Sable Road

Grayling, MI

Grades 7-8 attend LIFT (Lifestyle Improvement For Teens) each fall at beautiful Camp Au Sable, where they are uplifted through Biblical messages and worship, and are impacted by breakout sessions focusing on social, spiritual, and physical health. Please contact Mrs. Graham if you are interested in coming this fall!

Registration deadline is September 16, 2016.

Picture Day

Thursday, Oct. 6th, 9am

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI

Retakes will be October 11, 2016.

Carl T. Johnson Center

Thursday, Oct. 13th, 12:45pm

6087 Michigan 115

Cadillac, MI

Take a trip outside and see how God's ecology works!

Fall Week of Prayer

Monday, Oct. 17th, 8:30am to Friday, Oct. 21st, 8:30am

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI

All are welcome to join us from approximately 8:30am-9:00am each morning for devotional meetings. More details will be made available closer to the date.

Harvest Festival

Saturday, Oct. 29th, 7-9pm

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI

No School - Fall Inservice

Monday, Oct. 31st, 8:30am

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI

First Quarter Parent/Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, Nov. 1st, 12pm

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI

School dismisses at noon for conferences.

Sign-ups for conferences will be posted in advance on the school office door and are first come, first serve. If you are not able to meet during the times listed, please contact Mrs. Graham to set up your appointment.

Manton, 13th Street Church Visits

Saturday, Oct. 29th, 9:15am

Manton, MI, United States

Manton, MI

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