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

  • YMCA Before & After School

  • August 16, 2019 Parent Information

    Dear Parents, Guardians and Families,

    The first day of school for students in grades one through eight is coming right up on August 27th. Class lists will be posted on the doors of the school on the afternoon of August 23rd. Assignments will not be on the web site as previously noted, but will be emailed through school messenger.  Please not that we are still working on making each class just right, so no lists will be finalized until August 23rd.

    Class lists for kindergarten students will be available on Thursday August 29 and you are invited to meet the teachers and visit the classrooms on Friday, August 30th between 9 and 10 am.   You should have been contacted about a kindergarten screening appointment.  If you have not, please contact Shelley in the main office.

    We are in need of lunch monitors!  Come and experience the joy of lunch with the students at World Famous Hunking School Bobcat Cafe!  Lunch monitor hours are from 10:45  -1:45 every day.  If you or someone you know is interested please contact us on the main office number, 978 374-5787 or email Shelley MacRae at

    The YMCA will be providing fee based before and after school care at Hunking this year.  Please see the attached flyer and contact Cathy Wolf at for more information.   YMCA School Flyer.docx

    Thanks to all who came to the first “Coffee with the Principal.” We’ll do it again on Tuesday, August 20th at 8 am.  If you’re interested, please click on the link below and sign up so that I can get an idea of how many people will attend.

    Open House for grades 1-8 is on Monday, August 26th.  This will be the time for you and your student to visit the school, see the classrooms and meet the teachers.  The Lower School Open House will be from 4:00 to 5:30 pm and the Upper School teachers will be available from 5:00-6:30. 


    Shannon Gilligan, Principal




    Haverhill School District would like to continue connecting with you via email. If you prefer to be re

  • K Open House

    K Open House will be August 30th., 9am to 10am

  • Coffee with the Principal

    Image result for clip art coffee cup“Coffee with the Principal”

    in the school cafe on Wednesday, August 14th from 8 to 9 am

    & Tuesday, August 20th at 8 am.

  • Updated CD Hunking School Open House


    August 26, 2019

    1 – 4          4PM to 5:30PM

    5 – 8           5PM to 6:30PM

    Please enter thru the Front Doors.

  • Are your receiving our e- mails?

    Are you receiving our e-mails or have you changed your e-mails?  If so, please e-mail with your child name and your e-mail(s).

  • 2019 – 2020 Supply Lists

  • 500x375 Summer Clip Art Images Free Clipart 3 2

  • 2019 – 2020 School Calendar

  • Summer Reading

    All children are encouraged to read for at least 20 minutes each day. All students who bring their summer reading logs back to school by September 19, 2019 will be able to participate in our summer reading celebration. All students will receive a certificate of completion and an ice cream sandwich. Students who participate will also have their names put in a raffle to win a prize such as a book, poster,  gift certificate to an ice cream stand or an online store.

    Capstone is a free online site with numerous books to choose from, go to .

    The username is: capstonesummer

    The password is: interactive19 , make sure you click on capstone interactive.

    Select the list for the grade your child will be entering in the fall of 2019 for suggested reading.

    Pre K to Kindergarten  prek 1 final pdf

    Grades 2 and 3  Grade 2-3 final pdf

    Grades 4 and  5 Grade 4-5 final PDF

    Grades 6, 7, and 8  Grade 6-8 final PDF


  • “Home of the Bobcats”

    480 So. Main St.
    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” <>

(978) 374-3400
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