Hunking Middle 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 

  • grade 8 Student Groupings

  • Grade 7 Student Groupings

  • Grade 6 Student Groupings

  • NEW Hunking Traffic Pattern

    Dear Parents and Guardians,
    School begins Tuesday morning at 8:30!  You will notice a lot of changes to Hunking on Tuesday.  Please see the attached document for directions on parent drop-off and pick-up.   If your child is a walker and is coming from the Presidential Gardens area and usually cuts through the woods using the path, which ends at the back of the school, this will no longer be an option.  There is a fence around the entire property and students will not be able enter the school this way.  Please instruct your child to use the front entrance of the school.
    Shannon Nolan
    Shannon Nolan
    Principal, Hunking Middle School
    978-374-5787            Hunking Traffic Pattern
  • Group Lists and Schedule Update Information

    Good afternoon,

    I hope everyone is enjoying the last bit of summer.  As previously communicated groupings will be posted on August 26th.  Parents will be emailed and lists will also be posted on the website.  Included will be the first period class your child should report to on the first day of school.  In that first period class students will be given their schedules.  Have a wonderful day!



    Shannon Nolan

    Shannon Nolan

    Principal, Hunking Middle School


  • Grade 6 Supply List

    Grade 6 Supply List 2016-2017


    Colored pencils


    Portable Pencil sharpener

    3 hole Pencil bag for binder

    2 composition notebooks for Science and SS- Ms. Godfrey

    Pocketed folder for each class (some students prefer an accordion style file)

    Filler Paper/ Notebooks





    Book Covers

    Glue sticks

    2×2 Post its

    Silent reading book

    Index cards

    One Ziploc bag (gallon size) for guided reading book

    Optional- Index Card Holder(strongly recommended)

    Wonder by RJ Palacio (please do not read it as a Summer Reading Book.  The entire grade 6 will read it together and use it as a basis for many reading skill lessons . You may borrow the book from the library or a friend, purchase it, use an e-reader or other device as long as you have it with you every day) Please email,, or if you have any questions about acquiring the book).


  • New Hunking School

    Good morning,
    I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer.  As we prepare for our return to Hunking in the fall students, staff and parents have to be ready to return to a school without a cafeteria, but in our near future is a state of the art cafeteria at the new Hunking.  It will all be worth it!  Please click the link below and view a video of the new Hunking Cafeteria.  Please share this with your children.  I know they will be excited.  Enjoy the rest of your summer and I look forward to seeing everyone in the fall!
    Shannon Nolan, Principal
  • Grade 8 Supply List

    1 1” 3 ring binder 

    1 1” or larger 3 ring binder 

    Quadrille ruled composition book

    3 single subject or larger notebooks

    2 sets of dividers 

    4  2 pocket folders

    Index cards (any size)

    Pens (blue, black, and red or another color for correcting)


    Colored pencils


    Glue Sticks



    College ruled loose leaf paper

    Expo Markers

    Independent reading book 


  • Grade 7 Supply List

    markers, crayons, colored pencils
    pencils, pens, eraser
    pencil case
    pencil sharpener
    glue sticks

    > (1) inch binder
    > (5) subject dividers
    > (2) composition notebooks
    > (3) 1-subject notebook with graph paper
    > (2) 2-pocket folders
    > (1) 2-3 inch 3-ring binder
    > Loose leaf paper
    > Hole reinforcers
    > Pencil case/bag to put into binder

    Thank you!

  • Summer Math Work has been assigned for grades 5, 6, 7, 8, and HS (Alg. 1, Alg. 2, Geometry, and Pre-Calculus).


    Summer 2016 – Math Work


    Click on the above link (Summer 2016 – Math Work) or go to

    The assignments are housed on Google Drive which can be accessed via the Parent Information folder on the math site of the HPS website (under curriculum). Link is on the attached.

  • 480 So. Main St.
    Bradford, MA 01835
    8:30AM – 2:45PM

    (978) 374-5787

    (978) 372-5890

    Shannon Nolan

    Assistant Principal
    Nathan Gage

    Principal Clerk
    Linda Motta

    School Nurse
    RaeAnne Hallahan, RN,BSN

(978) 374-3400
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