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 program for the class of 2028 will take place from July 29 to Aug. 1.

Attention, members of the Willowbrook class of 2028!

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 of what it means to be a Willowbrook Warrior.

PROGRESS is run by a team of Willowbrook teachers/staff from various departments and extracurricular areas, who will assist students in making a smooth transition from middle/junior high school to high school. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, walk their schedules, find their lockers and connect with others from their lunch hour. They also will learn about topics such as homework/academics, the cafeteria, transportation, dress code, athletics/clubs/activities, daily procedures, living the Warrior Code and more.

Below are details of the PROGRESS program:

When: 8 to 10 a.m. from July 29 to Aug. 1

  • A meeting for parents/guardians of PROGRESS attendees will begin at 6 p.m. on July 30 in the auditorium at Willowbrook.

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

Cost: $60 a student

Important notes:

  • Bus transportation will be provided for those who qualify.

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

To register: Go to The deadline to register is June 28.

For questions or more information: Contact Regina Wathier, Willowbrook English teacher, Theatre Director and PROGRESS Coordinator, at