Incoming Willowbrook freshmen invited to participate in Progress/freshmen orientation program

Pictured is a group of incoming Willowbrook freshmen during a previous Progress/freshmen orientation program at the school. This year's Progress program for the class of 2026 will take place from Aug. 1 to 5.

Attention, members of the Willowbrook class of 2026!

There’s still time for incoming freshmen to register for Willowbrook’s Progress program, which provides participants with an opportunity to become acquainted with the school’s surroundings and expectations and what it means to be a Willowbrook Warrior.

Progress will be run by a team of Willowbrook teachers from various backgrounds and disciplines, who will assist students in making a smooth transition from junior high/middle school to high school. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about topics such as lockers, homework, the cafeteria, transportation, dress code, athletics and clubs/activities, daily procedures and the Warrior Code.

Below are details about the Progress program.

When: 8 to 10 a.m. on Aug. 1 through 5 (Bus transportation will be provided for those who qualify.)

Where: Willowbrook High School, 1250 S. Ardmore Ave. in Villa Park

Cost: Free

To register: See details at

*The program is limited to the first 200 students on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parent/guardian meeting: There will be a meeting for parents/guardians of Progress participants at 7 p.m. on Aug. 2 at the school.

For questions or more information: Contact Jim White, Willowbrook English teacher and Progress sponsor, at 630-782-2861 or