Cy Woods Crimson Cadettes

About Us

Purpose of Cypress Woods High School Crimson Cadettes

The purpose of the Crimson Cadettes is to encourage quality performance, high academic standards, and loyal school spirit and high personal values among its members. Through the development of dance technique, leadership, cooperation, self-discipline and sportsmanship in each individual member, the Crimson Cadettes will fulfill its purpose for the benefit of Cypress Woods High School and the community of Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District. The name of the organization shall be the Crimson Cadettes of Cypress Woods High School The colors of the organization will be crimson red, white & gold.

For us excellence
is an aspiration,
an attitude,
a pursuit . . .
a way of life.
Excellence is all of us
working together, aspiring to
the fullness of our potential,
always in pursuit of higher standards -
determined to do
everything we do somehow better
than it ever has been done before.
Excellence is found
in the caring
in the trying,
in the doing.
It is our objective.
We seek it
with dedication.
It is the hallmark
of this organization.

Lauren Reilly Director Lauren Reilly Gregory is the director of the Cypress Woods Crimson Cadettes. Lauren has lived in the Houston area her whole life and has danced since she was 3 years old. She attended Elkins High School in Fort Bend ISD and was a member and dance officer of the national champion Elite dance team. She was elected by her classmates as the "Knight in Shining Armor" for her class and the Most Outstanding Senior of the Elite dance team. After high school she went on the Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. While at Texas State she was a 4 year member of the Texas State University Strutters dance team and a 2 year line officer. While on Strutters she had the opportunity to perform and travel to Greece, Italy, and Turkey. She performed in halftime performances for both the New Orleans Saints and San Antonio Spurs. At Texas State she was very active in both the education department and dance department. Lauren was also a member of the sorority Alpha Xi Delta and the Sigma Chi fraternity Sweetheart. Lauren was also a member of the honor society Rho Lambda and also a tutor for local elementary school students thru the Bobcat Buddy program. Lauren graduated from Texas State with a major in Education and a minor in dance. Upon graduation she was offered a job as a dance teacher and assistant dance team director of the Hightower High School Hi-Lites in Fort Bend ISD. While at Hightower she taught all levels of dance classes and helped found the Junior Varsity and Freshman dance teams. Lauren currently holds Texas teacher certifications in dance, elementary education and physical education.

Lauren is current member of the Texas Dance Educator's Association. She frequently choreographs and judges tryouts for many studios, soloists and drill teams in the area. Lauren is married to her high school sweetheart, Adam and they have a Labrador retriever named Ranger.