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 

  • A Message from The Principal June 17, 2017

    Dear Parents and Guardians,
    Field Day was a success! The students were excellent and the weather was hot. Congratulations to our
    Math Museum winners. Great job! Thank you to the PTO and all of our parent volunteers this year. We
    could not do it without you!
    I hope everyone has a wonderful summer! Please do not hesitate to contact me over the summer with
    questions comments or concerns!
    Reminders and Important Dates:
    ● June 19 Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony@6:00 and dance immediately after
    ○ Eighth grade students should arrive at 5:15
    ○ Please enter through the front door only
    ○ Dance will end at 9:30-Please pick your child up promptly at 9:30 at the drop-off and
    pick-up area
    ● June 20 Last Day of School Dismissal 11:05
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Shannon Nolan
    Principal, CD Hunking School


    Estimados padres y tutores,
    Día de Campo fue un éxito! Los estudiantes fueron excelentes y el clima era caliente. Felicidades a los
    ganadores de Matemáticas museo. ¡Gran trabajo! Gracias a la toma de fuerza y todos nuestros padres
    voluntarios este año. No lo podriamos hacer sin ti!
    Espero que todos tengan un verano maravilloso! Por favor, no dude en ponerse en contacto conmigo
    durante el verano con preguntas o comentarios preocupaciones!
    Recordatorios y fechas importantes:
    ● 19 de de junio de Promoción del Octavo Grado Ceremonia @ 6: 00 y la danza inmediatamente
    después de
    ○ los estudiantes de octavo grado deben llegar a las 5:15
    ○ favor, introduzca a través de la puerta de entrada única
    ○ danza finalizará a las 9: 30 Por favor recoger a su hijo puntualmente a las 09:30 en el
    dejar y zona de evacuación para
    ● de junio de 20 Último día de la salida de la escuela 11:05
    ¡Tener un fin de semana maravilloso!
    Shannon Nolan
    principal, CD Hunking Escuela

  • Discovery Club Middle Summer School Enrichment Program

  • Donate a New Book at the C.D. Hunking School Open House


    The C.D. Hunking School would not be complete without books donated from the C.D. Hunking School families and community members.


    Thank you!

  • 8th Grade District Science Fair winners:

    8th Grade District Science Fair winners:


    Engineering and Design:

    1st place (tie): Chelsea Daigle “Sensor For Tracheotomy Support”

    1st place (tie): Victoria Giampa, Melissa Hilton and Lydia Thibault “Lazy Dog”

    2nd place: GiGi Torrence “The Use of Sundials”

    3rd place: Jada Burdier, Sophia Ferrarini and Jennifer Sahagian “You (K)need Our Help”

    Science Inquiry:

    1st place:  Ivy Ackerman, Lilli Burrill and Aly Gendron “Who Knew Clean Energy Could Be So Dirty?”













  • 13 Reasons Why



    Dear Parent or Guardian,

    We are writing to you to inform you of the recent release of a Netflix series Thirteen Reasons Why.

    Thirteen Reasons Why is a television series based on Jay Asher’s 2007 book entitled “Thirteen Reasons Why.”  It is a story about a group of High School students whose friend committed suicide, and the series of events leading to the event. The book provided 13 reasons related to interactions with peers, family and school personnel justifying the teenaged lead character’s ultimate decision to end her life. The show contains graphic material and scenes depicting trauma, rape, bullying, car accidents, fights, alcoholism and suicide.  These scenes may be difficult for the teenage mind to understand in an appropriate way.  The show may romanticize the idea of suicide, and does not show anybody seeking appropriate help, or show teens what to do in these situations.  The show appears to have been made for entertainment purposes, and does not provide any insight to the viewer on how to seek help for mental health issues or trauma, and does not address prevention of suicide.

    Such series can be very difficult to watch and could easily trigger feelings of distress in vulnerable viewers. We are notifying you of this event to enable you to make informed decisions regarding viewing this series. In the event your child chooses to view this series, you may wish to discuss some of the issues raised.

    Please note that this letter is not recommending viewing this series; it is intended only to provide you with information we feel is relevant to the health and wellbeing of our students. It should also be noted that Netflix opens all 13 episodes for continuous viewing so parents should consider metered viewing of the series to allow time to process and discuss themes and feelings that may arise.

    It may be helpful for you to find out more about the series so that you better understand the potential impact on a teenager.  If your child has read the book, watched the series, or is wondering about the series, we recommend that you talk with him/her.

    The following information provides additional support and talking points    to help with these conversations.


    • Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255)
    • Lahey Behavioral Health Crisis Team (978- 521-7777)

    If you feel you need more support, please contact us in the school health office or the school guidance office.  Thank you for helping us support the wellbeing of every student.


    RaeAnne Hallahan, RN, BSN

    Holly Deluca, Guidance Counselor

    C.D. Hunking School 978-374-5787





















  • Science Fair Winners

    Congratulations to all

    7A     1st Place   Sameer Quadri

    2nd Place  Caleb Donovan & Kariangi Gonzalez

    Honorable Mention   Joe Murphy

    7B    1st Place   Tyler MacDonald

    2nd Place  Emma DiNatale  & Racheal Galicia

    7C    1st Place   Dan McGlashan

     2nd Place Payton KInder

    7D    1st Place   Katelynn Burns & Kayleigh Durant

    2nd Place   Connor Herries, Brynne LeCours, & Max Popoloski

       Honorable Mention   TJ Briggs

    Honorable Mention  Maci Gould, Riley Buckley & Emily Reid

     Honorable Mention  Merrick Battaglia

    7E   1st Place  Schneidere Geneus, Cameron Vavak & Lucas Randazzo

    2nd Place  Carlie Stafford & Julia Valaskatgis

  • STEM Camp


  • May & June Calendar



    June 12- Field Day at Bradford Swim Club


    June 19 Eighth Grade Promotional Ceremony@6:00 and dance immediately after

    June 20  Last day of school- Dismissal at 11:05am









  • Box Tops Collection

    The Hunking School PTO will be holding our first Box Tops collection, so please clip and send all your Box Tops to the main office. This is an easy way to raise money for our school! Look on packages of General Mills cereals, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Ziploc, Green Giant products, and many more. Go To: < to learn more about the program.
    Thank you for supporting our school!
    Laurie Thornell
    Box Tops Coordinator

  • 2013 NCLB Report Card

    Find the 2013 NCLB Report Card by clicking here.

  • “Home of the Bobcats”

    480 So. Main St.
    Bradford, MA 01835
    8:30AM – 2:45PM

    (978) 374-5787
    (978) 374-5790 fax

    Shannon Nolan

    Nathan Gage

    Principal Clerk
    Linda Motta

    School Nurse
    RaeAnne Hallahan, RN,BSN

    ETF/Special Education

    Carrie Courtney

(978) 374-3400
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