August 19, 2004 -- Posted at 10:39 a.m. CDT
And not just new teachers and students, Westside also has a new superintendent. Best joined the school earlier this summer.
"I've never been anywhere before where superintendents work as closely with neighboring school districts as they do here," said Best.
Later this year, students can expect to see some changes around campus. The school is building a new physical education building, which should be completed around Christmas.
"It's an air conditioned gymnasium and classrooms, hardwood maple floor. A better facility than what I had when I was a child growing up to play scholastic sports in," laughed Best, "This is going to be a physical education building, so we're really proud of that."
And as for the start of a new year, Dr. Best says both he and the faculty are ready.