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Blog Archive for May, 2017

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!

Brightwell Crossing

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.

new home features

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.

Phase Two – 25 Homesites on PAVED Streets SOLD!

Categories: Blog, Brightwell Crossing Community News | Posted: December 21, 2011

Not only has Phase Two of Brightwell Crossing become the neighborhood for 25 new homeowners, it is now the neighborhood with newly paved streets!  Perfect for smooth driving and beautiful homesites.

Join our other happy homeowners who have chosen Brightwell Crossing as the location for their new home! Visit our website to start today.

Poolesville High School Ranks Among Top Schools in U.S.

Categories: About Our Schools, Blog, Brightwell Crossing Community News | Posted: August 22, 2011

Ranked First in the Maryland, Poolesville
Falcons Ace NEWSWEEK’s America’s Best
High Schools Rankings


In the 2011 Best American High Schools rankings conducted by NEWSWEEK*, Poolesville High is ranked first in the state and 64th overall among the top 500 high schools across the country. As one of the oldest high schools in Montgomery County, it is also the only “whole school magnet,” which was created in 2006.  This close-knit, Western Montgomery County community offers diverse global perspectives, while challenging its students through real-world and tangible learning experience.

“The information released in NEWSWEEK is based off of data from 2010 – our first graduating class from the magnet program,” says Billie Bradshaw, Magnet Coordinator at Poolesville High School. “The information and rankings will continuously increase in the years to come, not only in the County and State, but also nationwide.”

With four areas of concentration, Poolesville High School is much like a college campus; 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.”

“We tap into Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory; first is a need of food and shelter; and second is a sense for belonging,” says Bradshaw. “
he difference here from the other schools in 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.”

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 teach them how to become creative and enjoy the challenge 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 to success of what we offer at Poolesville.”

Among the smaller schools in Montgomery County, 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.” Earlier in 2011, Poolesville H.S. was ranked 69th out of more than 27,000 schools in the National High School Challenge Rankings conducted by the Washington Post. In addition, the school ranks 4th out of more than 170 Washington, DC-area public high schools.

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