Military Connection
Welcome Military Families!
Purple Star Award

Welcome to our Jose Damian Elementary School! We are a 2023 TEA Purple Star campus and are very excited you've chosen to join our community. Below you will find quick links to help navigate around the registration process, student code of conduct, extracurricular activities and clubs that we offer, and contact information for our school staff. 

Jose H. Damian's Resolution for the Support of Our 
Military Children and their Families:

Military Resolution.pdf


Documents Needed:
 - Birth Certificate
 - Social Security Card
 - Recent Utility Bills (Proof of Residence)
Immunization Records
 - Previous Report Card

** Free Public School Prekindergarten is available for a child of an active duty member of the armed forces, national guard, or reserve component of the armed forces who is ordered to active duty by proper authority.

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs:

JDE Kindness Club, Camo Kids Club, Robotics, Orchestra, Mother/Daughter - Father/Son Program, Girls Who Code, Student Council, Journalism

Parent Committees:

MTSS, Safety & Security, Attendance, CIC (Campus Improvement Committee)

Become a School Volunteer:

Student Code of Conduct:

Contact Information:

Principal      Maggie Castillo
     [email protected]

Assistant Principal      Janeth Plaza
     [email protected]

School Counselor and
Campus Military Liaison
     Chelsea Anchieta
     [email protected]

Ft. Bliss School Liaison
     Simone Wendlandt-Hendricks
     [email protected]

Resources and Support

A Military Family Guide to School Transitions:
Military Families Checklist.pdf

Military and Family Life Counseling:
Military and Family Life Counseling.pdf

NAMI Counseling and Community Resources Directory:
Community Resources Directory.pdf

Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3)

MIC3 resolves education and transition issues for military families nationwide in most states. This resource is very important for incoming seniors, and helpful information for registration, course placement, and extra-curricular activities.

Military Interstate Compact.pdf

Military Child Education Coalition:

Free Online Tutoring:


  • Campus Military Liaison & School Counselor

    Chelsea Anchieta, M.Ed.
    Phone: 915-877-6826
    [email protected]


    The Canutillo Counseling Department is committed to serving students develop their social/emotional, academic, and career competencies through leadership, advocacy, systemic change, and collaboration.   


    Canutillo School Counselors are committed to empowering students to reach their potential, achieve their personal goals, and be contributing members of society.  

    The Military Family Liaison (MFL) is recognized as one of the strongest supports for addressing the social and emotional needs of military parents, families, and communities.  The MFL's major duties and responsibilities:

      • Integrate the Military child into the campus.
      • Reports to the principal or his/her designees, on transitional issues for the parent or child.
      • Communicates with principal, teachers, students and parents. 
      • Exercises emotional stability patience, tact and good judgement in all situations. 
      • Interact with students on campus.
      • Models good oral language. 
      • Serves as a District advocate to the military community.
      • Keeps the military leadership aware of district, family, and school issues.
      • Advocates and provides program information and support to military families.
      • Interacts with Military parents.
      • Upholds and adheres to safety rules and policies of the Canutillo ISD safety program. 
      • Supports the goals and objectives of the school district and follows all district policies. 
      • Demonstrates the ability to attend work on a regular and routine basis to avoid disruption to district operations.
      • Performs other duties as determined through discussion with the supervisor. 
      • Provide optimal customer service to all students, employees, parents, community, members and any other stakeholders of the district.