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 

  • Hunking Teacher Wishlist

  • Student Council Information

    The Student council is running a Pet Food Drive…………….please send items in to help our students support the MSPCA.  Thank you

  • ACCESS for ELLs 2.0

    December 20, 2016
    Dear Parent/Guardian,
    The purpose of this letter is to inform you that your student will be taking the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0
    assessment between January 5, 2017 and February 8, 2017. This test measures your student’s progress in
    listening, speaking, reading, and writing English language skills. Later this spring, your student will receive
    an Individual Student Report that provides information about how well he or she is progressing in the
    English language.
    Please review the following policies with your child before testing:
    • Electronic Devices—If your student is found with ANY electronic devices, including, but not
    limited to, cell phones and smart phones, at any time during testing OR during breaks, his or her
    test section will be invalidated, which means it will not be scored. The best practice is for students
    to leave electronic devices at home or in their lockers on the day of testing.
    • Leaving School—If your student leaves campus before completing a test section (for an
    appointment, illness, etc.), he or she WILL NOT be allowed to complete that test section. If your
    student does not feel well on the day of testing, it may be best for him or her to wait and be tested
    on the day designated for this purpose.
    To learn more about ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 test click:
    Thank you for supporting your student as he or she prepares for the test.
    Darshan Thakkar, JD, PhD.
    Director of ELE Department
    ELE Department


  • Message from the Principal

    Dear Parents and Guardians,
    Good morning, progress reports will not be going home on January 19th. The reason for this is that between
    report cards (12/9), parent teacher conferences (12/14 and 12/15) and Winter vacation (12/26-12/30) , there
    has not a sufficient amount of instructional days to issue a meaningful progress report. Please contact your
    child’s teacher with any concerns. As always, teachers will do the same! If you have questions about the
    progress report please contact the Hunking Office!
    Reminders and Important Dates:
    ● If your child is being dismissed please dismiss him/her before 2:35. After 2:35 please pick your
    child up at the designated pick-up area.
    ● Students arriving to school after 8:30 are tardy and need to enter the building through the front door
    ● January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day No School
    ● January 25 Hunking Site Council at 3:30
    ○ PTO meeting in the Hunking Cafeteria
    ● January 27 Early release for students 11:00
    Have a wonderful long Weekend. Please contact me at with questions,
    comments or concerns!
    Shannon Nolan
    Principal, Hunking Middle School

    Estimados padres y tutores,
    Buenos días, informes de progreso no se va a casa el 19 de enero. La razón de esto es que entre cada
    informe (12/9), conferencias de padres y maestros (12/14 y 12/15) y las vacaciones de invierno (12 / 26-12 /
    30), que no tiene una cantidad suficiente de días de instrucción para emitir un informe de avance
    significativo. Por favor, póngase en contacto con el maestro de su niño con cualquier preocupación. Como
    siempre, los maestros harán lo mismo! Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre el informe de situación póngase en
    contacto con la Oficina Hunking!
    Recordatorios y fechas importantes:
    ● Si su hijo está siendo despedido por favor, él / ella antes de despedir a 2:35. Después de 02:35 por
    favor, recoger a su hijo en la zona de recogida designado.
    ● Los estudiantes que lleguen a la escuela después de las 8:30 llegan tarde y tienen que entrar en el
    edificio por la puerta principal
    ● de enero de 16 Día de Martin Luther King, Jr. No hay clases
    ● 25 de Consejo de enero de Hunking Sitioa las 3:30
    ○ reunióntoma de fuerza en la CafeteríaHunking
    ● de enero de27 de salida temprana para los estudiantes 11:00
    Tener un fin de semana largo maravilloso. Por favor, póngase en contacto conmigo en el con preguntas, comentarios o preocupaciones!
    Shannon Nolan
    Principal, Hunking Middle School

  • Evening English (ESOL) Classes

  • CD Hunking School Spirit Store

    Click here to check out the store!


  • January/ February Calender

    card Jan. 16, No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Jan. 25, Hunking Site Council 3PM

    Jan. 25, PTO Meeting

    Jan. 27, 1/2 for Students, 11am dismissal

    Image result for presidents day clip artvalFeb. 20-24, Mid Winter Recess- No School











  • 5/5/15 — Student Photos


    Periodically, we will be featuring some photos of the Hunking construction site through the lens of Carol VanDoren’s photo club at Hunking. Be sure to keep an eye on our Pictures page for updates!



  • 5/1/15 — Spring Cleaning!


    Well maybe its a little more than spring cleaning, but the crews are hard at work today readying the front of the school for the Goundbreaking Ceremony to be held Tuesday May 5th at 10am.

    The stumps have been removed and the area graded in preparation for the ceremonial shovels to break ground to officially kick-off the building project.

    Out on the field the bulldozers continue to clear the area and remove the topsoil- to be screened and reused later on in the project.

    Check back often to keep updated on all the things going on “under the hard hat”.

  • Update 4/29/15:  

    hunking helmetThe first phase of the tree removal has been completed.  It was amazing to watch those professionals cut down such large trees with such skill and precision.

    Now the bulldozers are hard at work clearing out the remaining stumps and beginning to move the piles of loam and dirt for removal in preparation for the surveyors to lay out the markings for the footprint of the new building.




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