Principal's Message

Ricky Bolling

It is both an honor and privilege to serve the students, faculty, and community of Pound.  I am thankful to have graduated from Pound High School and to have attended J.W. Adams.  I was fortunate to have skilled teachers that prepared their students for college and all other post-secondary ventures.  At J.W. Adams, we are fortunate to have a skilled and devoted group of educators who make your child’s education their main priority.


This school is a remarkable learning institution that focuses on each individual student to ensure bright outcomes for all who attend.  The faculty and staff are dedicated to the children of this community.  At our school, the students’ needs are first priority.  Kids first!  By knowing each student as an individual, we will work diligently to see that all students learn at high levels.  Students should expect a learning environment that is safe, conducive to learning, and is rooted in high standards aligned with curriculum designed to create life-long learners and productive citizens.  The faculty of J.W. Adams Combined School will not let a student achieve less than the very best.


The school faculty will work collaboratively with parents and the community to deliver each child a first-rate education. Through continual school improvement efforts, we will work relentlessly to keep J.W. Adams a shining star in the Wise County School System, the State of Virginia, and beyond.


I look forward to a productive and exciting school year.  If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me or any other faculty member. 


Best Wishes


Rick N. Bolling


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