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Blog Archive for May, 2017

Poolesville High School Ranked #1 in Maryland Seven Years in a Row!

Categories: About Our Schools, Around Poolesville, Blog, Community News | Posted: May 25, 2017

Do you need yet another reason to live at Brightwell Crossing? How about the extraordinary quality of the schools!

Poolesville High School is ranked #1 in Maryland, #3 in the DC region among private AND public schools, and in the top 100 schools nationally on the Washington Post’s list of the Most Challenging High Schools in the U.S.

 

 

The Most Challenging High Schools in the U.S. list includes 2,323 schools across the country and more than 180 schools in the Washington region. The Washington Post ranks schools through an index formula based on a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year.

 

The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing includes 98 homesites, situated on lots that range from a half-acre to over an acre, including many cul-de-sac and walkout sites. It is designed to give residents exquisite homes in a prestigious neighborhood. Check out our available homes in Brightwell Crossing!

 

New Cul-De-Sac Opens at The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing!

Categories: Brightwell Crossing Community News | Posted: May 9, 2017

Something new is popping up at The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing in Poolesville! A whole new section located on Umstead Court will feature a private cul-de-sac with gorgeous homesites that back up to the woods. Don’t miss out on this opportunity – reserve your lot today!

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The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing offers exquisite homes in a prestigious neighborhood. The master plan includes 98 homesites situated on lots that range from a half-acre to over an acre. The Reserve is adjacent to Dry Seneca Stream Valley Park, a protected wooded area – perfect for a walk through nature!

We created eight unique home designs just for The Reserve, with each spacious floor plan featuring an extensive array of luxury amenities. The homes range from 2,745 square feet to more than 7,200, featuring gourmet kitchens, luxurious bathrooms, large porches, and more.

The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing has tons of other unique features as well, including interesting architecture, superior craftsmanship, cutting edge energy efficiency, and proximity to nationally ranked Poolesville public schools.

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For more information on living at The Reserve at Brightwell in Montgomery County, contact Community Sales Manager George Neill at 301-208-2588 or at gneill@kettlerforlineshomes.com.

The gorgeous Kensington model is in full bloom!

Categories: Brightwell Crossing Community News, Move-In Ready | Posted: March 30, 2017

Spring is in the air, which means nicer weather, grilling season, and outdoor gatherings! The stunning move-in ready Kensington model, located at 19522 Lewis Orchard Lane in The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing, will be your family party headquarters for years to come!

  • The open floorplan is perfect for entertaining – plenty of conversation areas and room to move around.
  • The basement rec room will be a huge hit with the kids – tons of space to hang out and play games!
  • The gourmet kitchen features a center island and so much counter space for baking and prep work. Plus, the double ovens and large range will make cooking your feast a breeze!
  • The dining room is elegant and ideal for extravagant family dinners and celebrations of all kinds.
  • Plant your roots at this new home, priced at $839,900.

The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing is conveniently located near the greater Washington D.C. area, within minutes of cities throughout Virginia and Maryland. Children attend high-quality schools, such as Poolesville Elementary, John Poole Middle School, and Poolesville High School, which also features the Poolesville High School Magnet Program.

For more information, visit http://www.brightwellcrossing.com/19522-lewis-orchard-lane. Contact George Neill today at 301-208-2588 or gneill@kettlerforlineshomes.com if you’d like to visit this home in person.

For nearly 40 years, the details have made all the difference in Kettler Forlines Homes and neighborhoods. Come visit and you will find award-winning, energy-efficient designs, the highest quality materials and craftsmanship, a genuine dedication to affordability and value, countless included features, and many ways to create a home that is truly unique. For more details about our homes, visit www.kettlerforlineshomes.com.

Poolesville High School Tops the List for the 6th Year!

Categories: About Our Schools, Blog, Brightwell Crossing Community News, Community News | Posted: August 30, 2016

For the sixth year in a row, The Washington Post has recognized Poolesville High School as the top high school – both public and private – in Maryland, as well as #2 in the entire Washington DC metropolitan area. Newsweek has also ranked Poolesville High as #1 in Maryland.

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Poolesville High School ranks among the best schools in America according to the Washington Post and Newseek.The start of another school year is just days away in Poolesville, and while students and parents alike can look forward to what the new year has in store, one thing certainly isn’t new: Poolesville High School is #1 in the State of Maryland once again!

With so much to enjoy about our wonderful community, including its small town setting and close proximity to our nation’s capital, one of the most meaningful is the quality of our schools. Not only is Poolesville the best high school in Maryland, but it also nationally ranked in the top 100 in the United States by both The Washington Post and Newsweek. Buying a home in The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing means knowing your children are receiving the best education possible, while you can stay right in the middle of everything that Montgomery County has to offer.

Our distinctive Brightwell Crossing community was built to match the uniqueness of the area, and focusing on what matters most to your family. Our homes allow you to enjoy a prestigious neighborhood located in a great area to raise a family. With community events and activities everyone can enjoy, The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing is the perfect place to call home to experience them all. We encourage you to learn more about our excellent area schools, and contact us for more information on living here!

George Neill

(301) 208-2588

gneill@kettlerforlineshomes.com

Poolesville HS is ranked at the top of Washington Post’s Best School Rankings… Again!

Categories: About Our Schools, Blog, Brightwell Crossing Community News | Posted: April 29, 2015

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Once again, the Poolesville Falcons are at the top of The Washington Post’s Best School Rankings!

When The Washington Post released its ranking of America’s Most Challenging High Schools 2015 this week, Poolesville High School was ranked 5th among local (MD/VA/DC region) schools, 1st in the state of Maryland, and 83rd among 2,327 public and private schools in the United States.

Poolesville High School is the only whole school magnet in Montgomery County, and challenges its students through a rigorous curriculum and meaningful, motivated experiences. With four areas of concentration, Poolesville High School is similar to a college curriculum; students take general classes the first two years and focus on areas of interest the second two years. They have the option to choose between Global Ecology, Humanities, Independent Studies, or Science, Math and Computer Science. The whole school model engages and challenges students selected through an application process, as well as local school students interested in a magnet focus area. One student notes, “It’s not a competitive environment. People are competitive with themselves, not each other.”

“The difference here from other schools in the County and State is a sense of belonging for all students. The bottom line is we set out to make sure that there are opportunities for all students” says Billie Bradshaw, Magnet Coordinator for Poolesville High School.

Principal Deena Levine explains that the programs and coursework are challenging, authentic and rigorous at every grade level. Using real world examples and problems, students are constantly engaged and stimulated. Whether it’s setting the crime scene for a forensics class or developing a new product and sales pitch for a technical education class, teachers at Poolesville H.S. work with students to demonstrate how to be creative, while enjoying the challenges of problem-solving through these real world assignments. Levine explains, “It’s very welcoming, very open and encouraging for new students. Building relationships and building friendships are key components of what we offer at Poolesville.”

Since it is one of the smaller schools in Montgomery County, Poolesville’s teachers are able to focus on helping each student succeed in whatever area of study they are passionate about. The unique types of course work and programs help students prepare for entry-level college classes.

For more information about Brightwell Crossing, contact Chris Pikus at 301-208-2588
or at chrispikus@kettlerforlineshomes.com

For over 35 years, the details have made all the difference in Kettler Forlines Homes and neighborhoods. Our seasoned, dedicated professionals assist our homebuyers from their first visit through their warranty service. Come visit and you’ll find award-winning, energy efficient designs, the highest quality materials and craftsmanship, a genuine dedication to affordability and value, countless included features and lots of ways to create a home that is truly unique. For more details about our homes, visit www.kettlerforlineshomes.com.

Kettler Forlines Homes helps sponsor PHS Pom Squad

Categories: About Our Schools, Blog, Brightwell Crossing Community News | Posted: December 23, 2014
Tom Kettler, Vice President of Kettler Forlines Homes, poses with members of the Poolesville High School Pom Squad.

Tom Kettler, Vice President of Kettler Forlines Homes, poses with members of the Poolesville High School Pom Squad.

Kettler Forlines Homes is a proud sponsor of the Poolesville High School Pom Squad this year. Our support provided funds for practice facilities to help them get ready for assorted upcoming competitions. In addition to performing at basketball games, the Poolesville Falcons Pom Squad will be competing in the County competition in February. They won first place last year in their division and are hoping to repeat this year.

For over 35 years, the details have made all the difference in Kettler Forlines Homes and neighborhoods. Come visit and you’ll find award-winning, energy efficient designs, the highest quality materials and craftsmanship, a genuine dedication to affordability and value, countless included features and lots of ways to create a home that is truly unique. For more details about our homes, click here

Poolesville schools are a great asset for Brightwell Crossing residents

Categories: Brightwell Crossing Community News, Community News | Posted: December 11, 2014

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Brightwell Crossing in Poolesville, Maryland, has so many great facets – gorgeous homes, an incredible location, and fabulous amenities. But one of its greatest assets is the public schools that are available for residents. Poolesville is part of the Montgomery County Public School System, which is the largest school system in Maryland, and residents may attend Poolesville High School, John Poole Middle School, Poolesville Elementary School, or Monocacy Elementary School.

Award-winning Poolesville High School is the only whole school magnet in Montgomery County, and challenges its students through a rigorous curriculum and meaningful, motivated experiences. Just recently, a team of three students from PHS placed first in New York University’s Polytechnic School of Engineering’s Cyber Security Awareness Week High School Forensics Challenge. 600 teams from across the country and overseas competed in the Cyber Challenge. PHS has been ranked #1 for the last three years by Newsweek magazine. Overall, it is ranked #96 in the entire United States. The Washington Post Challenge Index has ranked Poolesville High School as the #1 high school in the tri-state area for the last four years. And US News and World Report has ranked PHS 7th in the United States in regard to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education.

John Poole Middle School (JPMS) opened in 1997, and is part of the Poolesville Cluster receiving students from both Poolesville and Monocacy Elementary Schools, and sending students to Poolesville High School.

Students at Montgomery County’s elementary schools consistently perform at high academic levels as demonstrated in classwork, formative assessments, and standardized tests. Poolesville Elementary is located in upper western Montgomery County, and has an enrollment of 425 students in grades K-5. Monocacy Elementary has under 200 students in grades K-5, and provides a rigorous instructional program in a small school setting.

So, when you’re making your list of reasons why you should choose Brightwell Crossing, the Poolesville schools should absolutely be at the top of the list!

For over 35 years, the details have made all the difference in Kettler Forlines Homes and neighborhoods. Come visit and you’ll find award-winning, energy efficient designs, the highest quality materials and craftsmanship, a genuine dedication to affordability and value, countless included features and lots of ways to create a home that is truly unique. For more details about our homes, click here!

Tom Kettler Participates in Poolesville High’s Project Lead The Way Mentor Program

Categories: About Our Schools, Brightwell Crossing Community News | Posted: February 28, 2014

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Poolesville High School senior Nadia spent time with Kettler Forlines Homes’ Tom Kettler on Tuesday, thanks to a mentoring program, Project Lead The Way.  This program, where students are paired with leaders in the community, was organized by a Poolesville High School parent.

Nadia mentioned she was interested in community design and architecture which made Tom a perfect fit!  She toured a Kensington model under construction in Brightwell Crossing where Tom spent some time showing her the frame of the house and the components of how it’s put together.  Her day consisted of visiting the job site, checking out the sales office and sitting down with sales manager Chris Pikus.  He explained what it’s like to obtain a real estate license and what the world of real estate entails!

Nadia’s highlight of the day?  Wearing the hard hat!  We can’t say we were surprised!

Poolesville High School: Ranked 
#1 in Maryland & Tops In Newsweek and Washington Post’s Best School Rankings!

Categories: About Our Schools, Blog, Brightwell Crossing Community News | Posted: June 3, 2013

Once again, the Poolesville Falcons ace Newsweek’s and The Washington Post’s Best School Rankings!

In the 2013 Best American High Schools rankings conducted by NEWSWEEK*, Poolesville High School is ranked first in the state and 96th overall among the top 1000 high schools across the country.  One of the oldest high schools in Montgomery County, it is also the only “whole school magnet”, a program which was created in 2006.

And when The Washington Post released its ranking of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools 2013” in April 2013, Poolesville High School was ranked first in the state, and 50th overall in the United States.

This close-knit, western Montgomery County educational community offers diverse global perspectives, while challenging its students through real-world and tangible learning experience. With four areas of concentration, Poolesville High School is similar to a college curriculum; students take general classes the first two years and focus on areas of interest the second two years. They have the option to choose between Global Ecology, Humanities, Independent Studies, or Science, Math and Computer Science. The whole school model engages and challenges students selected through an application process, as well as local school students interested in a magnet focus area. One student notes, “It’s not a competitive environment. People are competitive with themselves, not each other.”

“The difference here from other schools in the County and State is a sense of belonging for all students. The bottom line is we set out to make sure that there are opportunities for all students” says Billie Bradshaw, Magnet Coordinator for Poolesville High School.

Principal Deena Levine explains that the programs and coursework are challenging, authentic and rigorous at every grade level. Using real world examples and problems, students are constantly engaged and stimulated. Whether it’s setting the crime scene for a forensics class or developing a new product and sales pitch for a technical education class, teachers at Poolesville H.S. work with students to demonstrate how to be creative, while enjoying the challenges of problem-solving through these real world assignments. Levine explains, “It’s very welcoming, very open and encouraging for new students. Building relationships and building friendships are key components of what we offer at Poolesville.”

Since it is one of the smaller schools in Montgomery County, Poolesville’s teachers are able to focus on helping each student succeed in whatever area of study they are passionate about. The unique types of course work and programs help students prepare for entry-level college classes.

“There is a very contagious enthusiastic energy that these students exhibit for the school,” says Emily Sigman, head of the Humanities magnet program at Poolesville H.S. “They love it here.”

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For more information about Brightwell Crossing, contact Chris Pikus at 301-208-2588
or at chrispikus@kettlerforlineshomes.com

 

Only Two Remaining Parkland Homesites at Brightwell Crossing

Categories: Blog, Brightwell Crossing Community News | Posted: May 16, 2013

This just in!  Poolesville’s family friendly neighborhood, Brightwell Crossing, has only TWO remaining parkland homesites.  Make one YOURS!  Call Chris Pikus at 301-208-2588.

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