Caleb Dustin Hunking School



SY 2019-2020 Community Eligibility Provision


Caleb Dustin Hunking bears a close relationship to Haverhill’s most historical character, being a direct descendant of Hannah Duston. Born in Hill, New Hampshire February 24, 1805, he attended Franklin Academy, Franklin, New Hampshire for a short time after which teaching occupied several years of his early life. Removing to Haverhill he became one of the best known and esteemed shoe manufacturers in this City. In 1855 he became the first man from Haverhill to sit on the Governors Council and in 1857 served in the State Senate. Later he was “Justice of the Peace and Quorum for all of the Counties of the Commonwealth.” In 1847 he built a home at the corner of Merrimack and How Streets where the Masonic Temple now is. When the Business Section expanded from Water Street to Merrimack Street in 1871 the house was moved to Main Street. In 1923 it was sold to the American Legion for use as a home. Expanding his shoe business he built “the Granite Front” a business block at 68-84 Merrimack Street where he occupied the upper floors, renting the street floor to R. H. Macy who later sold his business here and moved to New York where he established and built up the spectacularly successful department store bearing the name of “Macy’s.” A substantial amount of capitol is said to have been supplied by his friend Caleb Hunking.…..

excerpted from the Dedication, March 16, 1960

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  • K – 3 Someone Special Dance February 8, 2020



    2020 MISSION 


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    Boxes will be placed in HR’s & Hallways for collection



    • Dry and Wet food
    • Paper towels and bath towels
    • Non toxic sprays:  “Method, Simple Green”



    Please see your Home Room Representative for more info!


    All donations will go to the 

    MSPCA, Merrimack Valley Animal Rescue 

    and Sweet Paws

    THANK YOU!! 

  • 1/19/2020

    Weekly Update 1.19.20

    Hello, It was another fabulous week at Hunking.

    On Friday, Ryan Ivancic fulfilled his role as Principal for the Day. He toured the school, visited classrooms and monitored lunches. He had fabulous day and we appreciated his hard work.

    As the weather gets colder, it takes a little longer to get going in the morning. Please continue to help your child get to school every day on time.

    The MCAS schedule is attached. Although it is week’s away please plan ahead so that students are not scheduled for appts on these days.

    Eighth Grade Parents: Please note the dates below for visits from high schools to Hunking.

    Sixth Grade Parents:

    Sixth Graders will have a career day assembly on January 30th. We will also host an evening event for parents of sixth graders. Dinner will be served. Please see the attached flyer and RSVP!! We hope to see you all there! Important Dates: January 20 – No School in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    January 27 – Sandy Hook Promise Assemblies 6-8

    January 29 – Visit from Essex North Shore for 8th grade 8:30-1:00

    January 30 – 6th Grade Career Assembly January 30 – Parents of 6th Graders Career Night (see attached flyer)

    February 5 – Restaurant Night at Uno’s

    February 25 – Whittier Vo Tech visit for 8th graders all day February 26 – Whittier Vo Tech visit for 8th graders all day

    Sincerely, Shannon Gilligan, Principal

    MCAS Schedule – April

    MCAS Schedule – May

    Attention: Grade 6 Students and Parents

    Actualización semanal 1.19.20 Hola,

    Fue otra semana fabulosa en Hunking. El viernes, Ryan Ivancic cumplió su papel como Director del Día. Recorrió la escuela, visitó los salones de clases y supervisó los almuerzos. Tuvo un día fabuloso y apreciamos su arduo trabajo. A medida que el clima se enfría, tarda un poco más en ponerse en marcha por la mañana. Por favor, continúe ayudando a su hijo(a) a llegar a la escuela todos los días a tiempo. El horario de MCAS está adjunto. Aunque falta una semana, planifique con anticipación para que los estudiantes no tengan citas programadas en estos días. Padres de octavo grado: Tenga en cuenta las fechas a continuación para las visitas de las escuelas secundarias a Hunking. Padres de sexto grado: Los alumnos de sexto grado tendrán una asamblea de día de carrera el 30 de enero. También organizaremos un evento nocturno para padres de alumnos de sexto grado. La cena será servida. Por favor, consulte el folleto adjunto y RSVP ( confirme su asistencia) !! ¡Esperamos verlos a todos allí! Fechas importantes: Enero 20 – No hay clases en observancia del Día de Martin Luther King, Jr. Enero 27 – Asambleas de Sandy Hook Promise 6-8 Enero 29 – Visita de Essex North Shore para octavo grado 8:30-1: 00 Enero 30- Asamblea de Carrera de 6to Grado Enero 30 – Noche de carrera para padres de alumnos de sexto grado (ver folleto adjunto) Febrero 5 – Noche de restaurante en Uno’s Febrero 25: Visita de Whittier Vo Tech para alumnos de octavo grado todo el día Febrero 26: Visita de Whittier Vo Tech para alumnos de octavo grado todo el día Sinceramente, Shannon Gilligan, Principal

    6th Grade Career Night Espanol



  • Attention Grade 6 Students & Parents

  • K Information Night

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  • Kindergarten Registration Information

  • School Calendar Update

  • A Message from the Superintendent



    Dear Parents and Guardians:

    The safety and security of our students is of the utmost importance. To that end, we continuously review our policies and practices to ensure that recent research and data support the policies we employ. The US Department of Education, International Association of Chiefs of Police, FEMA and the FBI all recommend having active plans that include decision making and options rather than traditional school lockdown in the unlikely event of a school intruder.

    As you may know, Haverhill Public Schools has adopted ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate), a nationally recognized program. ALICE is a proactive set of responses to an active school intruder event which empowers individuals in crisis situations to be prepared to consider all options.

    The school district will be providing two School Safety Information Nights that will give parents and community members an opportunity to learn about ALICE.  These forums will include timelines on the implementation of educating our students prior to conducting our first student drill in November 2019.

    Parent Informational Nights will be held on the following dates:

    10/21/19        Hunking School:              5:00pm-6:30pm

    10/22/19        Consentino School:         7:00pm-8:30pm

    If you have questions or would like more information, please consider joining us at one of our  Informational Nights. Spanish interpreter services will be available on both Informational Nights. More information about ALICE is also available at:


    Margaret Marotta, Ed. D
    Superintendent of Schools

  • “Home of the Bobcats”

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    Bradford, MA 01835
    8:30AM – 2:45PM

    (978) 374-5787
    (978) 374-5790 fax

    Shannon Gilligan

    Nathan Gage

    Asst. Principal

    Jennifer Russell

    Principal Clerks
    Linda &


    School Nurses

    Michelle Alessi, RN

    Ada Colon-Burdier, RN

    Nurse Tel:  978-420-1913

    Nurse Fax: 978-274-1944

    ETF/Special Education

    Andrea Carella,

    Rebecca Law, 5-8 – “Law, Rebecca” <>

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