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Welcome to the Houghton Lake Community Schools website. My name is Brent Cryderman and I am honored to serve the district as superintendent. I joined the Bobcat family in 2009 as the high school principal. My wife and I have made Houghton Lake our home, along with our three daughters who are proud alumni of Houghton Lake High School. We have an exciting year ahead of us with a strong focus on improving the learning that takes place in the classroom everyday. We have five essential goals in our school improvement plan:
    *Increase students' proficiency in the reading
    *Increase students' proficiency in math
    *Increase students' proficiency in science
    *Increase students' proficiency in social studies
    *Increase parent involvement.

We believe these goals align perfectly with the primary component in our Strategic Plan, which you can find on our homepage. As you drive by our main campus you should notice some improvements including the installation of a new playground at the elementary school, a change in traffic flow between Collins Elementary and the west side of the Middle School, a new track surface and coming soon, a new scoreboard in Bobcat Stadium. Another key element of our Strategic Plan is providing Facilities for our academic and extracurricular programming.

I hope you will find more information about our schools and our district on our website over the coming weeks. Please feel welcomed to contact me directly at anytime. My email address is and  my direct line is 989-366-2031.

Go Bobcats!

Brent D. Cryderman