Caleb Dustin Hunking School


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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  • A Message from the Principal 4/22/2019

    Dear Parents and Guardians,
    I hope everyone had a wonderful vacation!
    MCAS Testing:
    April 30 Grades 3 and 8 Math
    May 2 Grades 4 and 5 Math
    May 3 Grade 6 Math
    May 6 Grade 7 Math
    May 7 Grades 3 and 8 Math
    May 8 Grades 4 and 5 Math
    May 9 Grade 6 math
    May 10 Grade 7 Math
    Hunking students are working toward demonstrating Hunking PRIDE !
    PR =Personal Responsibility
    I = Integrity
    D = Determination
    E = Excellence
    Hunking NEW News, Reminders, Requests:
    Hunking Important Dates:
    ● April 23 Due Date for Kind is Cool T- Shirts
    ● May 1 Early Release for students
    ● May 7 5:30 Upper School Band Concert
    ● May 10 5:00-6:30 Grades 5-8 Bingo Night
    ● May 31 Lower School Field Day 9:00-11:00
    ● June 3-7 8th Grade Washington Trip
    ● June 4 Math Museum 4:00-5:00
    ● June 6 Field Day for Grades 5 and 6
    ● June 10 Field Day for Grades 7 and 8
    ● June 12 eighth grade Promotion Ceremony at 6:00 with dance immediately after
    ● June 13 Last Day of School
    Have a wonderful weekend! If you have questions, comments or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at .
    Shannon Nolan
    Principal, C.D. Hunking School

    Estimados padres y tutores,
    ¡espero que todos hayan tenido unas vacaciones maravillosas!
    Examen MCAS:
    30 de abril Grados 3 y 8 Matemáticas
    2 de mayo Grados 4 y 5 Matemáticas
    3 de
    mayo 6º Grado 6 de matemáticas
    7 de mayo Grados 7 y 8 Matemáticas
    8 de mayo Grados 4 y 5 de
    mayo 9º Grado 6 de matemáticas
    10 de mayo 7ºMath
    ¡Los estudiantes deHunking están trabajando para demostrar elHunking PRIDE de !
    PR = Responsabilidad personal
    I = Integridad
    D = Determinación
    E = Excelencia
    Hunking NOTICIAS NUEVAS, recordatorios, solicitudes:
    Hunking Fechas importantes:
    ● 23 de abril Fecha de vencimiento para las camisetas geniales
    ● 1 de mayo Salida temprana para estudiantes
    ● 7 de mayo 5:30 Banda de escuela superior Concierto
    ● 10 de mayo 5: 00-6: 30 Grados 5-8 Noche de bingo
    ● 31 de mayo Día de campo de Lower School 9: 00-11: 00
    ● Junio 3-7 8º Grado Viaje de Washington
    ● 4 de junio Museo de Matemáticas 4: 00-5: 00
    ● 6 de junio Día de campo para los grados 5 y 6 de
    ● junio Día de campo para los grados 7 y 8y 8 de
    ● Ceremonia de promoción del octavo grado del 12junio a las 6:00 con baile inmediatamente
    ● del 13 de junio Último día de clases
    ¡Tener un fin de semana maravilloso! Si tiene preguntas, comentarios o inquietudes, no dude en contactarme
    en .
    Shannon Nolan
    Directora, CD Hunking School

  • Yearbook 2018-2019

    *The yearbook will be going to print next week.  If your child’s photo CAN NOT be in the yearbook please email Mrs. Fairbrother with your child’s first and last name and grade.  Remember that students in grades K-4 will only have class photos with no names.  Students in grades 5-8 will have individual portraits with their full name below.  If you have any additional questions or concerns, please reach out to Mrs. Fairbrother (

    **Orders are due April 9th

    Thank you

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  • An Important Message from Ms. Nolan, Principal

    Dear Hunking Parents and Guardians,

    I am writing this letter to inform you that I have accepted a job as principal of Amesbury Elementary School in Amesbury, Massachusetts beginning July 1, 2019.  I currently live in New Hampshire and Amesbury is very close to my home. With two young children and a husband who travels this is a great opportunity for my family.  I have made so many memories here at Hunking and I will hold on to each and every one of those memories! I am sad to leave Hunking but at the same time I look forward to starting this new journey.  Thank you for sharing your children with me and please know that I enjoyed every minute I have had with them. As always thank you for your support and kindness during my time here! If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call or email.  Have a wonderful weekend!

    Shannon Nolan

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