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 

  • 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

  • 2016 Spring Parcc Testing beginning April 26

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  • National Junior Honor Society

    The CD Hunking School National Junior Honor Society is collecting gently used books.  Children’s books will go the the Consentino  classroom libraries.    Young adult books will go toward Consentino and Hunking classroom libraries.

    Donations may be brought to the CD Hunking School.

    Thank you for your help

    The CD Hunking School National Junior Honor Society

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  • Student Council Meeting

    The Student Council Meeting will take place from 2:45pm to 3:15pm.






  • Principal’s Weekly Update

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    Good morning, as we approach the end of the year students are very excited about the summer. Teachers have reminded students that we still have almost a month left and there is a lot of learning to happen. Please remind your child of this. We are almost there!!!
    The following will be the assessment schedule for this week:

    May 23rd Grade 7 PARCC Math Session 3
    May 24th Grade 8 PARCC Math Session 3
    May 25th PARCC Make-ups
    May 26th PARCC Make-ups
    May 27th PARCC Make-ups

    May 24th Grade 7 field trip
    May 26th National Honor Society Ceremony@5:00
    May 30th Happy Memorial Day- No School
    June 1st Site Council Meeting
    June 6-10 8th Grade to Washington DC
    June 16th Eighth Grade Promotional Ceremony@6:00 and dance immediately following
    June 17th Last Day of School

    Have a great weekend!

    Please contact me at with questions or concerns!

    Shannon Nolan
    Shannon Nolan
    Principal, Hunking Middle School


  • CD Hunking Site Council Meetings

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

    April 14, 2016

    May 11, 2016

    June 1, 2016

  • May – June 2016 Calendar



    May 2nd., Progress Reports Issued

    May 3rd., Parent Night on Substance Abuse -6:30- 7:30pm at Hunking School

    May 12th.-7PM  Grade 8 Washington Trip Meeting for Parents

    May 30th., No School- Memorial Day

    June 6-10…Gr. 8 Washington Trip

    June 9th- Bradford, Grade 5 Visits Hunking

    June 13th.- Field Day – Bradford Swim Club (6/15 rain date) more info to follow

    June 14th.- Grades 6 & 7 Awards Day

    June 16th. Spring Concrt

    June 16th.- Grade 8 Promotion Ceremony 6-7pm, Gr. 8 Dance to follow…………….both will be in the gym


    June 17th.- Last Day of School…..11:05 Dismissal for students



  • 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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