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 

  • CD Hunking School Parent Update

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    Good afternoon, I hope everyone is enjoying summer vacation. Hunking is currently going through some major renovations and no one is allowed on school grounds. If you need to get a hold of anyone from the school please use email. I will check my email regularly. Have a great day!

    Shannon Nolan
    Shannon Nolan
    Principal, Hunking Middle School


  • 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.

  • Have a Happy Summer

  • Summer Reading

  • Congratulations to our 2016 District Wide Science Fair Winners

    7th Grade

    Technology and Engineering Category
    1st place winner:
    Lilli Burrill, Ivy Ackerman and Alyson Gendron (electrophoresis)
    Tied for second:
    Articulated Hand: Chelsea Daigle
    Something Fishy (Rube Goldberg):Jada Burdier, Jennifer Sahagian and Lydia Thibeault

    Scientific Method Category

    Second Place winner:

    Yoga and Flexibility: Deanna Tarantino and Ciara Santiago

    8th Grade:

    Technology and Engineering Category

    1st place:
    How to make a Hoverboard: Jaelyn Dones

    Scientific Method Category

    1st place:
    Hydro Lettuce: Shannon Kaiser

    2nd place:
    How to Save a Life: Alyssa Foresta

  • Principal’s Weekly Update

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    Thank you to Mrs. Briggs, Mr. Jimenez, Ms. Lazos, and all parent volunteers for chaperoning the 8th grade DC trip. The students had a great time and it was a wonderful trip!!!

    Field Day will take place on Monday. If your child does not have a signed permission slip he/she will not be able to attend field day.

    The first Debate field trip for 7th grade was a great success. Great job seventh grade students and staff! Students truly mastered the art of argument. We look forward to many more.
    HHS is offering a new Career Technical Education Track. There will be an informational session for parents and students Wednesday, June 15th at 6:00 in the HHS Library
    Courses that are offered:
    Health Occupation
    Web Development and Programming
    NAF Academy of Informational Technology
    If your family will be moving during the summer please contact the office
    June 13th Hunking Field at Day Bradford Swim Club (June 15th rain date)
    All students should be wearing appropriate swimwear
    June 14th Grade 7 Bowling Field Trip
    June 14th Grade 8 “Outsiders Day”
    June 14th Seventh Annual Math Museum HHS Library@4:00
    June 15th Grade 6 Time Capsule Presentation
    June 15th 2016 Fall Sports Informational Meeting for incoming Freshman
    6:00 PM HHS Main Gym
    June 16th Hunking Band Concert
    June 16th Eighth Grade Promotional Ceremony@6:00 and dance immediately following
    If you plan on attending the ceremony please be aware that we have limited space in the gym and limited parking
    June 17th Last day of school
    Early Dismissal 11:05

    Have a great weekend!

    Please contact me at with questions or concerns!

    Shannon Nolan
    Shannon Nolan
    Principal, Hunking Middle 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.




  • Timberrrrrr!

    Hunking Trees

    As this picture shows, the trees are coming down.  Many have asked, “Why are you taking all these trees down?”  The answer is: in order to clear the site of the excavation of the new footprint, as well as to construct the drainage swails that will help channel water away from the roadways.

    During this process we found that most trees look like the one pictured here.
    Most have hollowed cores, a sign that the tree is unhealthy. Approximately 85% of all the trees cut down were found to be in poor health and it was reported to us that within 3-4 years many of these trees would be dead and could possibly fall down posing a safety risk. Of the trees that remain, many have been pruned back to remove dead limbs that could also pose a danger to the new school and existing homes.

    The workers have begun erecting the construction fence and we are well underway to making the dream of a new Hunking become a reality.

    Please check back often for a “glimpse under the hard-hat” to see what’s happening with this project!

  • 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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