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 

  • Art Open Studio

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    Art School

  • Volleyball Tryouts

    Girls volleyball tryouts: Monday 2/6&wed 2/8 from 3-4:30

    Boys volleyball tryouts: Tuesday 2/7 &thur 2/8 from 3-4:30
    Students must attend the first day of tryouts unless they arrange otherwise with Mr.Wood

    Any questions please contact Mr.Wood @

    Please note this is a tryout not a sign up, unfortunately not everyone will make the team.

  • Trimester 1 Honor Roll

  • Hunking Teacher Wishlist

  • Message from the Principal


    Dear Parents and Guardians,
    I hope everyone has had a wonderful vacation week. Friday before the break we had a Hunking Staff vs.
    Students basketball game. The students won but we all had a blast. The players and spectators were
    wonderful and displayed great behavior! We hope to do more of these community building events as the
    year continues!
    Reminders and Important Dates:
    ● Please remind walkers not to cut through private property while walking home from school. Please
    use the sidewalks!
    ● The dance will be rescheduled and as soon as a date is finalized students will be notified
    ● Carrie Courtney is our New ETF for Special Education at Hunking. Welcome Carrie! Please
    contact Ms. Courtney at with questions, comments or concerns about
    Special Education.
    ● March 3 Student Council Meeting 8:05
    ● March 8 Academic Bowl Meet 9:30
    ● March 20 PTO Meeting 5:00
    ● March 23 Parent/Teacher Conferences
    ● MCAS Testing will begin in April
    ○ A detailed schedule will be sent out
    ● April 12 Hunking Family Night 5:00-7:30
    Have a wonderful weekend! Please contact me at with questions,
    comments or concerns!
    Shannon Nolan
    Principal, Hunking Middle School

    Estimados padres y tutores,
    espero que todos hayan tenido una maravillosa semana de vacaciones. Viernes antes del descanso que
    tenía un partido de baloncesto Hunking Personal vs Estudiantes. Los estudiantes ganado, pero nos lo
    pasamos de maravilla. Los jugadores y los espectadores eran una maravilla y muestran gran
    comportamiento! Esperamos hacer más de estos eventos de formación de la comunidad a medida que
    continúa el año!
    Recordatorios y fechas importantes:
    ● Por favor recuerde a los caminantes de no cortar a través de la propiedad privada, mientras
    caminaba hacia su casa desde la escuela. Por favor, utilice las aceras!
    ● El baile será reprogramado y tan pronto como la fecha y se finaliza estudiantes serán notificados
    ● Carrie Courtney es nuestro nuevo ETF para la Educación Especial en Hunking. Bienvenido Carrie!
    Por favor, póngase en contacto con la Sra Courtney en con preguntas,
    comentarios o inquietudes acerca de la educación especial.
    ● 3 de marzo de reuniones del Consejo de Estudiantes 8:05
    ● marzo 8 Academic Bowl, Conocer 09:30
    ● Marzo 20 Reunión de PTO 5:00
    ● Marzo 23 Conferencias de Padres / Maestros
    ● de pruebas MCAS comenzará en abril
    ○ un calendario detallado serán enviados
    ● de abril de 12 Hunking Noche Familiar 5:00 -7: 30
    Tener un fin de semana maravilloso! Por favor, póngase en contacto conmigo en el con preguntas, comentarios o preocupaciones!
    Shannon Nolan
    Principal, Hunking Middle School


  • CD Hunking School Spirit Store

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  • March, April & May Calendar


    March 3rd, Yearbook Pictures

    March 9th, Marks Close, Grades K-8-2nd Trimester

    March 14th, Open Art Studio Begins

    March 16th, Class Pictures beginning at 8:30am.

    March 17- Report Cards Issued, Grades K-8

    March 23, Grades K-8 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences

    April 4th, Grades 6 & 8 MCAS ELA Testing (Section 1)

    April 5th, Grades 6 & 8 MCAS ELA Testing (Section 2)

    April 6th, ELA  MCAS Make-ups

    April 14th, No School, Good Friday

    April 17th to April 21th, School Vacation

    April 26th, Grade 7 MCAS ELA (Session 1)

    April 27th, Grade 7 MCAS ELA (Session 2)

    April 28th, ELA MCAS Make-ups

    May 2nd, Grade 6 & 8 MCAS Math (Session 1)

    May 3rd, Grades 7 MCAS Math (Session 1)

    May 4th, Grades 6 & 8 MCAS Math (Session 2)

    May 5th, Grades 7 MCAS Math (Session 2)









  • 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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    8:30AM – 2:45PM

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    Principal Clerk
    Linda Motta

    School Nurse
    RaeAnne Hallahan, RN,BSN

    ETF/Special Education

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