罗伯特·弗罗斯特农场步道 Robert Frost Interpretive Trail


The hiking activity for this week has been set!  Sunday, July 24th we will walk along the Robert Frost Interpretive Trail, located near Robert Frost’s 150 acre farm in Vermont!  The 1.2 Mile walk can hardly be called a hike, but this is a chance to go outside and enjoy some of the greatest poems of the 20th century!  Sign up below!


Leaving time: Approx 10:00AM


Coming back: 12:00PM


1.2 Mile Loop ~45 minutes


From Middlebury: 20 minutes one way


Estimated total time: 2 hours



Sign-up Link: goo.gl/vC17iF


Robert Frost Trail



第四个星期中文周刊 Newsletter, Vol.4


Hello Everyone!

The second newsletter of the Chinese school is out!  Abby Washburn has music activities on Thursday and Saturday, you can see those inside the newsletter!

If you want to sign up for the Thursday event, you can use this link: https://goo.gl/sKQ3tE

Newsletter 4

周六乒乓球比赛 Saturday’s Ping-Pong Tournament




For all ping-pong fanatics and pros: Because of widespread interest for a ping-pong tournament in the school, we have decided to hold an informal ping-pong tournament within the school.  After sifting out the best players of our school, we can invite players from other schools to play our pros!

Information about the tournament is as follows:


地点 | Where:  森林楼地下休息室 Forest Basement

时间 | When: 星期六三点 Saturday at 3:00PM

SIGNUP 乒乓球比赛报名单goo.gl/pxwNKo

第三个星期周刊 Newsletter, Vol. 3


Hello Everyone!

The third newsletter of the Chinese school is out!  The activities in the coming weeks are quite abundant, please take a look at this week’s newsletter to see all the activities in the weeks leading up to our 50th anniversary!



Newsletter 3


七月十六号落日时法文学校的一位叫Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil的形象艺术家展开为明德法文学校百年庆典所创作的互动表演:《不灭之灯》(I Will Keep a Light Burning).  这次富有法文学校未来100年“坚持不渝”象征意义的表演以800根蜡烛来展示2116年7月16号天空夜晚的形象。发文学校欢迎明德各个语言学校来欣赏这个特别活动!


On Saturday July, 16 at nightfall on Battell Beach, French visual artist Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil will carry out his performance entitled I Will Keep a Light Burning.  This is a spectacular 800-candle rendition of the night sky as it will appear on July, 16 2116.  The idea is that the 100-year old French School should still be alive in 100 years through this symbol.  All students from the Chinese school are invited to attend this event!

排球比赛时间表 Volleyball Tournament Schedule






Hello volleyball team members! The intercollegiate volleyball tournament has been set up, you can look at the tournament schedule below!  Every match will be with a different school within our group, including, the Russian School, German School, Japanese School and our own school.  Every match is on Sunday at 4PM, so make sure to arrive on time.

Also, Ye Laoshi has added more time for practice and switched locations for practice.  The new times and locations are as follows:

Wednesday 4:00-5:00 between Hepburn and the chapel
Friday 4:30-5:30 between Hepburn and the chapel

17-Jul Home Score Away Score Location
A French Portuguese Forest-1
B Russian German Grille-1
A Spanish Hebrew Forest-2
B Japanese  1 Chinese  2 Grille-2 Chinese Wins
24-Jul Home Score Away Score Location
A French Spanish Forest-1
B Russian Japanese Grille-1
A Portuguese Hebrew Forest-2
B German  1 Chinese  2 Grille-2 Chinese Wins
31-Jul Home Score Away Score Location
A French Hebrew Forest-1
B Russian   Chinese   Grille-1  Russian Wins
A Portuguese Spanish Forest-2
B German Japanese Grille-2


Tournament Schedule
Volleyball Rules



第二个星期的周刊 Newsletter, Vol.2


Hello Everyone!

The second newsletter of the Chinese school is out!  If you want to know the times and locations of various activities around campus (movies, activities, parties, lectures, etc.), you can use the newsletter as a reference.


Newsletter 2

七月九日周日爬山活动 Hiking Activity This Sunday (7/10)



时间:周日10:30出发,估计2:00前返回 (想在明德镇内吃饭的话,请带上一点钱)




Hello everybody!

This Sunday we will be hiking a leg of the TAM (Trail Around Middlebury); the route we will be taking (from the organic farm to the Arnold Bridge and down to Middlebury proper).

Meeting point: In front of Ross dining hall

Time: Start at 10:30, Likely done before 2:00PM

Distance: Roughly 6 miles on steep, narrow terrain

This time there are no sign-ups, just meet on Sunday before 10:30 and we will be good to go!


*Notice*: If it rains on Sunday, we will move the activity to next weekend!





活动名单 Activities Rosters




Hail all!  Your first week in Middlebury is officially over!  Some may have noticed that time in Middlebury is a lot like Sauron’s ring — continually shifting, expanding, tightening.  With the coming of the second week, everyone should now be familiar with the immediate surroundings of campus and the pace of courses, so there shouldn’t be too many surprises in day-to-day life.  This week we will start extracurricular activities; you can look at the rosters below to find the time and location of the activities you picked.


At Middlebury, there are two types of pleasure: “enjoyment” pleasure and “reward” pleasure.  Enjoyment pleasure comes from the hobbies that you engage in for fun, whether that be swimming, taking a walk, calligraphy, exploring the cuisine that Middlebury has to offer, etc.  Reward pleasure is the happiness you get from a job well done, namely the gargantuan intellectual strides from boiling yourself in Chinese day in and day out.  Moving forward, you must ask yourself, can I survive on reward pleasure alone?  What are the activities that I must do to be able to sustain a healthy body and mind?  One of Middlebury’s greatest struggles is finding the golden ratio between these two ostensibly contradistinct forms of pleasure.


名单 Roster: https://goo.gl/DcMv59



中文学校周刊与课外活动 Newsletter & Activities



课外活动现在可以报名了,目前有十个很有趣的活动:书法、 足球、排球、象棋、麻将、中文诗歌、太极拳、中国民歌、烹饪、和功夫! 请你们在西林一楼休息室报名!


The Chinese School Newsletter has been published!  This week there is a lot of information that needs to circulate, so English will be the main medium of communication for now.  I hope in the weeks to come, the newsletter will likewise become an outlet for pedagogy, including Chinese slang / oral communication shortcuts, differences in culture, and even recent news from Asia.  Check the attachment below for the newsletter.


Activity sign-up sheets have been placed in the Forest West Lounge on the tables, please sign your name to be included  (there is no maximum number of students allowed for activities).   This year we will have 10 activities: Calligraphy, soccer, volleyball, mahjong, poetry, tai qi, folk music, cooking, and kung fu!  Check the attachment below for times.


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