Welcome! Bring your best everyday!

Hello!  I'm Mrs. Williams and I teach 6th grade Math and Reading.  Welcome to the exciting new chapter in your life as a Jaguar at Horizon Middle School! We have a team of supportive teachers and staff to help you navigate the challenges you'll likely face with developing relationships, gaining more independence, and exploring interests on your journey to self-discovery.  
 
I'm proud to say that I've been teaching math to sixth graders at Horizon Middle School since 2008!  I received my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary and Middle School Education from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2004. After student-teaching and work as a math interventionist in Houston, TX, I officially began my teaching career in 2005 as a 7th grade math teacher at Westridge Middle School in Grand Island, Ne, the town where I was born and raised. I completed my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction at UNK in 2009.  Following the completion of my degrees, I've continued take classes, webinars and workshops that fuel my passion for teaching and engaging students.
 
I firmly believe we are all mathematicians!  It is imperative that students come to class with a growth mindset. Positive thinking and consistent effort have helped students make huge strides in their mathematical abilities! I'm very excited about the deep exploration and understanding of our math content through Eureka!  The main topics include: ratios, rates, percents, fractions, decimals, integers, introduction to pre-algebra concepts, area, coordinate grid, central tendencies, and graphing.  We will add in math talks, math puzzles and math games like Quizizz, Quizlet, and Kahoot to keep it interesting!  Please review my math class expectation file linked on the right. Flexibility will play a key role with these new uncertain times.
 
I also believe that communication is vital for student success! I care deeply about the students and families I serve each year! Please reach out to me with questions, concerns, and/or struggles ( or share some good news and celebrations) via:
 
email nicwilliams@kearneycats.com (preferred)
 
call school 698-8120 on a normal school day
between 9:30-10:00am or 11:00am-12:00pm 
 
Feel free to explore math resources available on my google site, and canvas links for help and inspiration as well!