Hunking Middle School
CALEB DUSTIN HUNKING
Caleb Dustin Hunking bears a close relationship to Haverhill’s most historical character, being a direct descendent 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 hr became the first man from Haverhill to sit on the Governors Council abd 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
December & January Calendar
Dec. 11- Early Release/Staff In Service
Progress Reports issued
Dec. 13- Boys Club will be closed on this day.
Dec. 13- Hunking School Dance
Dec. 16- PTO Meeting @ 5pm
Dec 20-Jan 1, 2014 Early Release/ Winter Recess
Jan. 2- Return to school
Jan. 20- No School, Martin Luther King Day
Jan. 29- Report Cards issued
Jan. 30- Early Release Day/ Parent/Teacher Conferences
2013 NCLB Report Card
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November 2013 Calendar
November 5- Election Day……………….No School
November 11- Veterans’ Day…………….No School
November 13-……………………..K-8 Report Cards issued
November 14-………………….. Early Release Day & Parent/ Teacher Conferences
November 26-……………………Picture Retake Day
November 27- …………………..Early Release Day- Thanksgiving Recess
November 28-29- ………………Thanksgiving Day Recess – No School
Message from the Principal
Welcome to the Hunking Middle School web site. On these pages you will find information about our program, up-coming events and links to our Faculty and Staff. Here at the Hunking Middle School our mission is simple:
Committed to the educational and developmental needs of young adolescents, the Hunking Middle School is dedicated to providing its students with the highest quality education possible. Through a balance of both academic and extra-curricular offerings the Middle School seeks to develop healthy, productive, and ethical citizens, ready to take on the challenges of the 21st century.
I invite you to stop in and see for yourself all the exciting things taking place in our school. And if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.
Thank you for visiting and again, Welcome!