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 

  • Coat Drive


    The Student Council would like to thank all of the people who brought in an abundant supply of winter coats, scarves, mittens, gloves and hats.  Anton’s Cleaners is very appreciative and will distribute our “winter warmth” items to the needy families across the greater Haverhill area!


    Thank you!!!

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  • A message from the Principal


    Dear Parents and Guardians,
    Good afternoon, I hope you are enjoying the snow day! The Valentine’s Day dance was canceled on Friday as a result of the snowstorm.   The dance will be rescheduled and a date will be sent out. 
    • The Hunking PTO will be hosting a Trivia night on April 1st@7:00PM.  The event will take place at Amvets Hall, 576 Primrose Street.
      • $22 per person
      • All proceeds will go towards the PTO general fund
      • Further information will be coming home soon!
    • The Hunking Library project is underway!  Thank you to all the volunteers who are coming in to help us sort through the books in the library and level the books to be put into classrooms. 
    • Student Council is having a coat drive January 11-February 29.  Please send in coats, hats, gloves, mittens and scarves (hats must be new with tags)
    • No School February 15th -19th
    Enjoy the snow!  
    Shannon Nolan
    Shannon Nolan
    Principal, Hunking Middle School


  • Academic Bowl

    Revised Academic Calendar

    Games start at 9:30am and end at 11am.

    Senior Division will play first for all games at Hunking.

    Games are about 45 minutes each.




    EFFECTIVE MONDAY, JANUARY 4TH UNTIL THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR: The entrances to WINCHESTER and REVERE STREETS from the Hunking Middle School will be CLOSED. ALL VEHICLES MUST USE RT. 125. Thank you for your cooperation!

  • From the School Nurse

    Winter Newsletter


    C.D. Hunking Middle School

    Dear Parents:

    Cold and Flu season is here please review our school health policies as to when to keep your child home.  Reminder: Haverhill School Health Services Policies

    If your child is sick with:

    • Fever over 100.4°F/38°C
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • He or she must stay home until symptoms have been gone for 24 hours. If your child was dismissed from school with these symptoms he or she cannot return the next day (less than 24 hours after symptoms occurred). Remember that your child needs to be fever free without the use of medicine that reduces fever, like ibuprofen or Tylenol for 24 hours prior to returning to school.

    If your child has:

    • Unknown rash
    • Strep throat or suspected strep throat
    • A contagious disease such as conjunctivitis (pink eye) or impetigo
    • He or she must be seen by a doctor and given permission to return to school. Please provide me with this documentation. If your child was prescribed antibiotics, he or she has to take the medication for 24 hours before returning to school.

    Ways to Stay Healthy

    Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or a hand sanitizer

    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
    • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve
    • Keep shared surfaces, such as handles, computers, and phones clean
    • Keep your child home when he or she is sick
    • Middle school age children need 10 hours sleep for growing and staying healthy
    • Breakfast- at home or school is very important to feeling good and learning

     Please make sure your child dresses appropriately for the weather. If weather permits we do go out for recess. Children should have warm coats, hats and mittens.

    Please call me with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your help in keeping our student population healthy and ready to learn!

    RaeAnne Hallahan, RN, BSN

    CD Hunking Middle School Nurse

    (978)- 374-5787



  • CD Hunking Site Council Meetings

    Site Council Meetings are 3:30 – 4:30 pm

    October 21, 2015

    November 17, 2015

    December 15, 2015

    January 13, 2016

    February 10, 2016

    March 9, 2016

    April 6, 2016

    May 11, 2016

    June 1, 2016

  • February – March 2016 Calendar

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    Feb. 15th – 19th., Mid Winter Recess

    Feb. 24th., – grade 8 Yearbook Pictures

    March !st., – Group Pictures

    March 2nd. PTO mtg

    March 9th., – Site Council Mtg.

    March 11th., Marks close

    March 17th., -St. Patricks Day

    March 18th., Dance – 5-7pm

    March 24th., Report Cards Issued

    March 25th., No School – Good Friday

  • 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.




  • 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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