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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Performing Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies Teacher Ted Walch taught, mentored and impacted thousands of students over his 30 year tenure at the school.

Remembering Ted Walch

Davis Marks and Fallon Dern October 3, 2022

In a crowded St. Saviour’s Chapel, President Rick Commons rings a church bell 30 times in succession. It’s lunch time, and pews full of students, faculty and staff listen to the chimes, one for each...

Jacob Soboroff 01 addresses the audience filled with hundreds of friends and family of Ted Walch in Taper Gym.

School hosts 800+ for celebration of Ted Walch’s career

Davis Marks August 25, 2022

Community members celebrated the life and career of former Performing Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies and Independent Research Teacher Ted Walch at an event at the Upper School on Sunday. Walch, who...

Cinema Studies classes travel to Arclight Cinema in Hollywood

Khyra Stiner May 31, 2019

Cinema Studies and Philosophy of Art and Sciences classes, along with parents and other members of the community, attended the screening of “Space Odyssey 2001” at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood...

Walch rewrites film textbook for class

Maddy Daum September 1, 2016

Performing arts teacher Ted Walch rewrote his cinema studies textbook entitled “Cinstuds” over the summer. Walch has been teaching Cinema Studies for 25 years and created his own guidebook for his...

Walch to teach films to adults

Liz Yount January 14, 2015

Cinema Studies teacher Ted Walch is launching "Sundays with Ted," a nine-part film class for adults to watch and discuss movies, on Jan. 25 in Ahmanson Lecture Hall with Elia Kazan’s "East of Eden." The...

Fosse biographer speaks on the importance of music in movies

Sydney Foreman March 19, 2014

 During a short break while guest teaching performing arts teacher Ted Walch’s Cinema Studies class March 10, Sam Wasson ’99 learned that his book "Fosse" about choreographer-director Bob Fosse was...

Cinematographer discusses career, filmmaking with Cinema Studies

Sydney Foreman February 12, 2014

Richmond began his career as a messenger boy for Pathway News. After declining an editor position, he worked for Danziger Studio and Bray Studios. After helping out with the movie “Call Me Bwana,”...

Speaking of Movies: David Wain

Henry Hahn October 15, 2013

Peter Bouckaert Q&A

Henry Hahn October 11, 2013

Film teacher researches French director in Paris

Marcella Park September 25, 2013

Performing arts teacher Ted Walch spent a week in Paris during the summer researching French director Francois Truffaut’s "Les Quatre Cents Coups" at The Cinémathèque Française. He also walked the...

Wolk to discuss structure in film

Nikta Mansouri April 24, 2013

Director and writer Andy Wolk (Suzanna ’10, Sam ’13) will talk to Cinema Studies students about the effect of screenwriting on film structure on April 25 and April 29. He plans to use Sidney Lumet’s...

131 students visit Stanley Kubrick exhibit on field trip to LACMA

Keane Robertson March 13, 2013

A total of 131 students went to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art March 5 to see an exhibit on filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. The field trip was offered to students in Video Art, Cinema Studies, Directed...

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