Local schools updates

The 7th and 8th grade boys basketball team at Murray Elementary School, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., advanced to the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) City Finals by beating Beasley Elementary School, 5255 S. State St., 45 to 41, in four overtimes in the Burnham Park Network Championship game.

The finals will take place at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 at Julian High School, 10330 S. Elizabeth St.

Volunteers are needed to help with the annual festival fundraiser at Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave. The event will take place on Thursday, March 21, and volunteers can sign up to serve at VolunteerSpot.com.